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Regional Firm Training Contracts

A Training contract at regional law firm is a really good option. If you are searching for a good life/work balance with your training contract then perhaps a regional training contract is the one for you. You are probably aware that long-working-hours are associated with a career in law, but this tends to be more common in the City law firm culture. On the other hand, the majority of Regional law firms have the flexibility to avoid of the 80-hour-work-week stigma. This means that young lawyers are able to work more flexibly, resulting in a greater work-life balance.

Another thing that contributes to the work-life balance of a regional law firm is the cost of living. This is far less expensive outside of London, which means that young lawyers will have a better deal for their salary. This results in trainees picking a firm that offers them the right training and culture, rather than choosing the one with the biggest salary. When choosing a training contract, your quality of life and where you want to spend your time are really important to consider.

Working at a smaller firm may also means that you will get more attention as an individual so that your personal development is focused on much more than if you were in a larger firm with lots of trainees. This allows you more one-to-one time with experienced mentors and can mean quicker career progression due to more responsibility. You will also be in a smaller, more relaxed office than the hectic London law firms. This means a less stressful environment and stronger working relationships!

So, if work-life balance is something that is important to you, a Regional law firm might suit you best. Develop yourself in a more relaxed atmosphere see yourself progress quickly through the ranks! Take a look below at the latest Regional training contracts, make sure you filter by location to get your desired region. Good luck!

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Exeter Training Contract 2017 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Michelmores

Salary: £24,000
Deadline: 31/01/2017

Show locations

  • Exeter

Trainee Solicitor 2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Burges Salmon

Salary: £34,750 (1st year) £35,750 (2nd year) as of 1 September 2015
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • Bristol

Trainee Solicitor Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Accutrainee

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: Ongoing

Show locations

  • London & surrounding areas

Training Contract 2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Shoosmiths

Salary: England: £26,000 (1st year), Scotland: £19,500 (1st year)
Deadline: 30/06/2017

Show locations

  • Southampton, Reading, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Edinburgh

Training Contract 2018/2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Foot Anstey

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: 01/06/2017

Show locations

  • Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton and Truro

Training Contract 2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Irwin Mitchell

Salary: 1st year - £36,000
Deadline: 30/06/2017

Show locations

  • London
  • Cambridge

2019 Training Contract Graduate Jobs

  • Open
DWF LLP

Salary: £36,000: London
Deadline: 07/07/2017

Show locations

  • Birmingham, Edinburgh
  • Glasgow, Leeds
  • Liverpool, London
  • Manchester and Newcastle

2019 Trainee Solicitor Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Browne Jacobson LLP

Salary: £25,500 (Midlands)
Deadline: 01/04/2017

Show locations

  • Birmingham
  • Nottingham

Training Contracts Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Wilsons

Salary: £22,000
Deadline: 30/06/2017

Show locations

  • Salisbury

Exeter Training Contract 2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Michelmores

Salary: £24,000
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • Exeter

2019 England Training Contract Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Pinsent Masons

Salary: £38,000 (London), £26,500 (English regional offices)
Deadline: 28/07/2017

Show locations

  • London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester

Trainee Solicitor 2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Bond Dickinson

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: 28/02/2017

Show locations

  • Aberdeen
  • Bristol
  • Leeds & Newcastle
  • London
  • Southampton
Penningtons Manches LLP

Salary: £33,500 (London)
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • London, Basingstoke/Reading, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford.

Trainee Solicitor Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Hill Dickinson

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • London
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield

2019 Scotland Training Contract Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Pinsent Masons

Salary: £22,000
Deadline: 29/09/2017

Show locations

  • Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Training Contract Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Osborne Clarke LLP

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: 15/01/2017

Show locations

  • London, Reading, Bristol

Trainee Solicitor 2018 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Mills & Reeve

Salary: £25,000
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • Birmingham
  • Cambridge
  • Manchester
  • Norwich

Bristol Training Contract 2019 Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Michelmores

Salary: £29,000
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • Bristol

Training Contract (2019) Graduate Jobs

  • Open
Ashfords LLP

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: 31/07/2017

Show locations

  • Bristol, Exeter

Trainee Solicitor Roles Graduate Jobs

  • Closed
Harrowells

Salary: Competitive
Deadline: 27/09/2015

Show locations

  • York

Trainee Solicitor Graduate Jobs

  • Closed
Thomas Eggar

Salary: £26,000
Deadline: 31/07/2016

Show locations

  • Gatwick
  • London
  • Southampton
  • Chichester
  • Newbury

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Regional Firm Training Contracts

A Training contract at regional law firm is a really good option. If you are searching for a good life/work balance with your training contract then perhaps a regional training contract is the one for you. You are probably aware that long-working-hours are associated with a career in law, but this tends to be more common in the City law firm culture. On the other hand, the majority of Regional law firms have the flexibility to avoid of the 80-hour-work-week stigma. This means that young lawyers are able to work more flexibly, resulting in a greater work-life balance.

Another thing that contributes to the work-life balance of a regional law firm is the cost of living. This is far less expensive outside of London, which means that young lawyers will have a better deal for their salary. This results in trainees picking a firm that offers them the right training and culture, rather than choosing the one with the biggest salary. When choosing a training contract, your quality of life and where you want to spend your time are really important to consider.

Working at a smaller firm may also means that you will get more attention as an individual so that your personal development is focused on much more than if you were in a larger firm with lots of trainees. This allows you more one-to-one time with experienced mentors and can mean quicker career progression due to more responsibility. You will also be in a smaller, more relaxed office than the hectic London law firms. This means a less stressful environment and stronger working relationships!

So, if work-life balance is something that is important to you, a Regional law firm might suit you best. Develop yourself in a more relaxed atmosphere see yourself progress quickly through the ranks! Take a look below at the latest Regional training contracts, make sure you filter by location to get your desired region. Good luck!

21 Training Contracts

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Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Exeter Training Contract 2017

Michelmores

Salary: £24,000

Deadline: 31/01/2017

Entry Requirements: ABB at A Level and , 2.1 degree

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Exeter

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Trainee Solicitor 2019

Burges Salmon

Salary: £34,750 (1st year) £35,750 (2nd year) as of 1 September 2015

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: 2.1 degree (any subject), minimum 300 UCAS at A-level (or equivalent), N/A

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Bristol

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Trainee Solicitor

Accutrainee

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Requirements: Completed either a qualifying law degree, or non-law degree, along with the GDL., Completed or about to embark on the LPC.

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • London & surrounding areas

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Training Contract 2019

Shoosmiths

Salary: England: £26,000 (1st year), Scotland: £19,500 (1st year)

Deadline: 30/06/2017

Entry Requirements: Minimum of ‘CCC’ at ‘A’ level and a degree in any subject. Applicants, must be able to commence a Training Contact in the September of the year that they apply.

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Southampton, Reading, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Edinburgh

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Training Contract 2018/2019

Foot Anstey

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: 01/06/2017

Entry Requirements: 2:1 degree, or above

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton and Truro

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Training Contract 2019

Irwin Mitchell

Salary: 1st year - £36,000

Deadline: 30/06/2017

Entry Requirements: 2:1 preferred, -

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • London
  • Cambridge

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

2019 Training Contract

DWF LLP

Salary: £36,000: London

Deadline: 07/07/2017

Entry Requirements: 2.1, AAB

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:N/A

Show locations

  • Birmingham, Edinburgh
  • Glasgow, Leeds
  • Liverpool, London
  • Manchester and Newcastle

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

2019 Trainee Solicitor

Browne Jacobson LLP

Salary: £25,500 (Midlands)

Deadline: 01/04/2017

Entry Requirements: N/A, N/A

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Birmingham
  • Nottingham

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Training Contracts

Wilsons

Salary: £22,000

Deadline: 30/06/2017

Entry Requirements: 2.1 Degree, -

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Salisbury

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Exeter Training Contract 2019

Michelmores

Salary: £24,000

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: ABB at A Level and , 2:1 degree

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Exeter

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

2019 England Training Contract

Pinsent Masons

Salary: £38,000 (London), £26,500 (English regional offices)

Deadline: 28/07/2017

Entry Requirements: 340+ UCAS points from your best three best A-levels (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies) or equivalent, A strong 2:1; A Commendation or above at law school (GDL and/or LPC)

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Trainee Solicitor 2019

Bond Dickinson

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: 28/02/2017

Entry Requirements: 2.1 degree or above, N/A

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Aberdeen
  • Bristol
  • Leeds & Newcastle
  • London
  • Southampton

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Penningtons Manches Training Contract 2019

Penningtons Manches LLP

Salary: £33,500 (London)

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: Preferably AAB at A-level (or equivalent) , 2:1 at degree level.

Length of Programme: Less than 1 year

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • London, Basingstoke/Reading, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford.

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Trainee Solicitor

Hill Dickinson

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: 2.1 or above, ABB

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • London
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

2019 Scotland Training Contract

Pinsent Masons

Salary: £22,000

Deadline: 29/09/2017

Entry Requirements: 340+ UCAS points from your Scottish Highers or equivalent, A strong 2:1

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Training Contract

Osborne Clarke LLP

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: 15/01/2017

Entry Requirements: AAB at A-Level or equivalent, 2:1 degree

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • London, Reading, Bristol

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Trainee Solicitor 2018

Mills & Reeve

Salary: £25,000

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: 2.1 or above, 300 UCAS points

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Birmingham
  • Cambridge
  • Manchester
  • Norwich

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Bristol Training Contract 2019

Michelmores

Salary: £29,000

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: ABB at A Level and , 2:1 degree

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Bristol

Graduate Jobs

  • Open

Training Contract (2019)

Ashfords LLP

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: 31/07/2017

Entry Requirements: 2:1, n/a

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Bristol, Exeter

Graduate Jobs

  • Closed

Trainee Solicitor Roles

Harrowells

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: 27/09/2015

Entry Requirements: LPC Graduates , Students

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • York

Graduate Jobs

  • Closed

Trainee Solicitor

Thomas Eggar

Salary: £26,000

Deadline: 31/07/2016

Entry Requirements: 3 B’s at A-Level, 2:1 at degree (any discipline)

Length of Programme: 2 Years

Qualification Gained:Professional Qualification

Show locations

  • Gatwick
  • London
  • Southampton
  • Chichester
  • Newbury

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