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Addleshaw Goddard Graduate Careers

Here you will find out everything you need to know about the training contracts, vacation schemes and other job opportunities on offer at Addleshaw Goddard. Our extensive guide to a career with Addleshaw Goddard includes everything from the firm's application process to their diversity initiatives and secondment opportunities.

Training Contract 2026

  • Employer Addleshaw Goddard
  • Salary(London) £52,000 start
  • Salary(Regions) £33,000 start
  • Location Manchester, Leeds, London
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline31/07/2024

Scotland Training Contract 2026

  • Employer Addleshaw Goddard
  • Salary(Scotland) £29,000 start
  • Location Glasgow, Edinburgh
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline31/07/2024

The AllAboutLaw perspective on Addleshaw Goddard

As a trainee at Addleshaw Goddard, you’ll be working at a firm with a high-quality, loyal client base. Addleshaw Goddard’s clients include over 51 FTSE 100 companies, providing expert advice to household names such as HSBC and Goldman Sachs. 

During your training contract, you’ll complete four seats, with opportunities for a client or international secondment. Trainees start working on important cases from day one, dealing with expensive, high-stakes cases. You’ll receive plenty of support at every step of the way, with mentoring, a buddy scheme and internal and external training. 

When you’re not working on deals worth billions of pounds, you’ll often find yourself working on a pro bono initiatives. Addleshaw Goddard works on a wide range of pro bono projects, ranging from collaborative matters supporting climate change to stand-alone matters supporting non-profit organisations. The firm also works to give back to their local communities by providing pro-bono advice at legal advice centres across the country. 

Addleshaw Goddard are taking steps to ensure that no one faces barriers to becoming a lawyer. The firm has partnered with Rare, an external organisation, to introduce contextual recruitment into the application process. This ensures that students who have performed well despite adversity can be identified. To enhance the inclusivity of their firm, Addleshaw Goddard offers legal and business apprenticeship schemes, creating a pathway for individuals who may not have had the opportunity to pursue university education to work within an esteemed, award-winning law firm. 

What the firm says

The problems our clients bring us vary. But we solve them with the same, single-minded focus. We always ask: ‘What’s the smartest route to the biggest impact?’ With over 1,500 lawyers based across the globe, we have a deep understanding of our markets and sectors. We have 17 offices worldwide, which we link together with a network of like-minded global partners. Where we don't have offices, we work with firms well known to us, to deliver an international capability.

Each year, over 2,500 leading companies and finance players around the world trust us to deliver. We help them in multiple industries and in over 100 countries. Not just once, but again and again. Many of our 48 FTSE100 clients have been with us for more than 20 years: one for 150. Tomorrow’s problems won’t be solved with yesterday’s answers. And, we believe that good business demands good legal advice. Which, ultimately, comes down to just four words. Yes. No. Stop. Go. Join us if you want to be part of a team that delivers that clarity, imagination and impact.



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Academic requirements

We require a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent). But what will really open doors to an outstanding career here is the real you. At Addleshaw Goddard, we’re looking for original minds and collaborative spirits alongside motivation, drive and commercial awareness. We’re constantly delighted by the diverse backgrounds of our best lawyers, and we’re open to law and non-law graduates alike, as well as those looking to change career.