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Training Contract

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Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 25

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  • Total employees: 260



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PwC’s client facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With more than 3,200 lawyers across more than 90 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services network in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients rounded solutions, incorporating multi-disciplinary advice from our wider PwC business areas. It is a unique training environment.  By harnessing the collective expertise of more than 19,000 employees across the wider PwC firm in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready-made network on your first day.  You’ll feel respected and encouraged to be the best you can be – thanks to the quality of our legal training, plus the daily exposure to the highest standards of work, and broad business skills.

Training Contract

This is a training contract like no other. As well as legal expertise, you’ll build strong business advisory skills – invaluable in a world where business and legal issues are increasingly intertwined. You’ll be training in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learning from exceptional people. You’ll quickly gain practical, hands-on experience and lateral thinking skills as part of teams generating creative ways to tackle complex problems. The practice groups you could work in include banking, commercial & regulatory disputes, corporate, cyber security, employment, pensions, nance, IP/IT & Public Sector, real estate, tax disputes. You may also complete a seat in Dubai or on one our many client secondments. 

Vacation Scheme

Our three-week paid Summer Vacation Scheme is a great way to find out how we work and see for yourself the ways in which we’re truly unique in the legal marketplace. And you’ll get a highly- competitive wage while you’re here. You’ll have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting, join our seminar and training programme and work directly alongside our lawyers. The scheme is our principal route towards securing a training contract with us. The next available scheme is the Summer Vacation 2018. 

Salary & Benefits

You will be pleased to hear that PwC offer a good starting salary in line with the stature of the establishment. As a trainee you will enjoy 25 days of standard holiday per year as well as range of other benefits from private medical cover to graduate loans. 

If we accept you for a legal training contract, you'll get a scholarship award to help with the costs of the Graduate Diploma in Law Course and the Legal Practice Course. If successful, we’ll pay your course and examination fees, and contribute substantially towards your living expenses. We make the payments in three equal instalments.

For the 2017/2018 academic year we’ll pay the following:

  • Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL) – £7,000 plus fees
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) – £7,000 plus fees


We offer all our people an impressive reward package, including a competitive salary. The starting salary for Legal trainees was £39,000


What you need to bring us:

We generally recruit two years in advance for trainee solicitors and therefore focus on penultimate year law students and final year non-law students. We can sometimes be flexible however and occasionally make offers commencing sooner than this.  You’ll need to be on track for a 2:1 or above and have a UCAS tariff of at least 320 (or equivalent) with a keen interest in business law.

Please note PwC Legal principally recruits Trainees through our Summer Vacation Schemes. The next available scheme is the Summer Vacation 2017. All successful applicants from the 2017 scheme will be offered a Training Contract to join in 2019 or more usually 2020. 


How to apply

We know that the skills and experiences you develop with us will stay with you throughout your legal career. So join us – we’ll help you reach your full potential.  Visit the PwC careers website to submit your online application form. 

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

School Leavers

Please see our PwC school leaver profile for more information on the programmes and events PwC offer for school leavers.