Withers LLP Withers LLP

  • International Law Firms
  • London

Training Contract

  • Places: 11

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 18

Firm stats

  • Total employees: 1,100




Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, businesses and institutions for 125 years. We advise clients on their business, personal and philanthropic needs both at home and abroad. 


We are recognised as the leading international law firm for successful people. With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean we provide coverage across the world that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot. We have represented 70% of the Top-100 ‘Sunday Times Rich List’, as well as a significant number of people listed in the US (Forbes) and Asian (Hurun) Rich Lists.

Training Contract

Withers offers 12 training contract positions every year and is currently recruiting for September 2024.  The two-year training contract consists of four seats of six months' duration. 

Each trainee is assigned a seat supervisor who will provide training, monitor performance and offer feedback. The vast majority of trainees stay with the firm after qualification and a third of current partners trained at Withers. The variety of seat choices available to trainees sets Withers apart from other firms; there are very few firms that can offer, on the one hand, private client and family experience and, on the other, banking, commercial, charities, IP, commercial property, commercial litigation, reputation management and more. 


Applications will open early November 2021.  

Vacation Scheme

The best way to get a feel for the firm and the type of work we do is to come and work with us for a fortnight on one of our vacation schemes. We offer three, two-week work placements in our London office.

Applications will open early November 2021.  

We are proud of our vacation schemes as they offer a real insight into what it is like to work for a City law firm and most importantly you will gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work for Withers by experiencing some of our core practice areas - something which is difficult to glean from a website.

Candidates on the vacation scheme receive £350 per week and benefit from free meals and snacks in the firm's café.

The dates of the 2022 vacation scheme are: 

• 28 March 2022 – 8 April 2022

• 13 June 2022 – 24 June 2022


• 4 July 2022 – 15 July 2022


Our Solicitor Apprenticeships are open to candidates who do not already have a degree or who haven't already completed an apprenticeship up to level 7 standard or equivalent. We look for ABB A- level grades (or equivalent) and 8 GCSE's at A* - C including English Language and Maths. 

Throughout the six-year programme solicitor apprentices will take exams and assessments to meet the requirements of the LLB degree in Legal Practice and Solicitors Regulation Authority's. (SRA) centralised assessments. The apprenticeship includes one day per week allocated to study at BPP University, all university fees are funded by the firm.


We are not recruiting for 2022 Solicitor Apprentices. 

Salary & Benefits

1st year trainee: £38,000

2nd Year trainee: £40,000

Newly Qualified: £68,000


Apprentice: £20,000


AAB at A Level.


Submit an online application form via the careers section of our website


Applications for our 2022 vacation schemes and 2024 training contracts will open in early November 2021. 


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