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Bates Wells FAQs

Your questions about Bates Wells, answered!

What are the firm’s plans regarding the SQE?

Bates Wells are currently finalising their approach to the SQE and will shortly release information regarding this.

How long does it take to receive a decision after an interview?

Decisions following an interview are usually communicated within 10 days.

When are applications open?

Applications for vacation schemes are open October 1, 2021—January 31, 2022. Applications for training contracts are open October 1, 2021—June 1, 2022. 

What sort of benefits are available?

Benefits include: life insurance, private healthcare, cycle to work scheme, gym, employee assistance programme, pension, profit sharing scheme, recognition scheme, season ticket loan, wellbeing weeks, access to complementary therapies, volunteering days, agile working, an extra day of annual leave (usually in December) and more.

How many trainees does the firm recruit each year?

Bates Wells takes on six trainees per year, and generally takes on about six trainees per vacation scheme (12 in total).