Training Contract

Foot Anstey Foot Anstey

  • Regional Law Firms
  • Plymouth, Bristol, Exeter

Firm stats

  • Employees: 520



We can consider one additional trainee solicitor for 2019, however, the focus is on 2020, 2021 and 2022.

We like our trainees to stand out from the crowd. We look for excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally. We would also like you to have a genuine interest in the future plans and direction of Foot Anstey.

It goes without saying that all of our trainees have an exceptional academic background with a 2:1 degree or above in either Law or non-law. On top of this, we will do everything we can to support your GDL/ LPC studies. We take into account your potential areas of law interest as well as your previous work experience, both legal and non-legal, and positions of responsibility, to ensure we get the full picture of you and your capabilities.

As one of our trainees, you will undertake six seats of four months across two years. Regular, open communication with your supervisors comes as standard. You will get lots of exposure to different situations and to people within the firm who will help you to develop your legal and commercial expertise, in an environment that is friendly and supportive. We aim to recruit talented future Solicitors and with a retention rate of c.90% you will be given the opportunity to reach your full potential with us.

Our training contracts are firm wide and you will be expected to undertake at least one seat in a different office.  One of the traits of a good solicitor is the ability to cross-sell and this cross office approach allows you to build a strong foundation for when you qualify.  Furthermore, we are looking to develop you into a business adviser within one of our four key sectors and it is vital you have a breadth and depth of experience in order to achieve this.  Working across teams and offices will ensure you are successful.

The recruitment process

The deadline for training contracts it is 1 June 2019.  Within two weeks of the respective deadlines you will receive an update. After your application has been reviewed, if successful you will be invited to attend a Skype interview. If you have demonstrated the potential we require you will then be invited to an assessment day.

We will hold a series of assessment days in early July 2019.

We require you to have gained some legal work experience to apply for a training contract.