Trainee Solicitor (Birmingham)

Gowling WLG Gowling WLG

  • International Law Firms
  • Birmingham

Firm stats

  • Employees: 1300



The firm 

We’re a leading sector-focused international law firm. But we’re different. What sets us apart is a growing reputation for client experience, outstanding people and creative energy. You’ll find us in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the UK, focused on key global sectors including real estate, energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure and technology. We’re a firm with momentum, making bold moves in the international legal market, where we’ve significantly increased our footprint and capability. And we have an appetite for further international growth.

Types of work 

Our areas of expertise include: real estate, corporate, dispute resolution, banking and finance, employment, pensions, tax, antitrust, public law and regulatory, corporate recovery and insolvency, intellectual property, IT, projects, outsourcing and general commercial.

Training Contract

Treated as a lawyer from day one, you’ll enjoy early responsibility, international opportunities and exposure to big-ticket work as you learn from legal experts across the globe. Our training contracts consist of four six-month seats and we’ll get you started with a full and comprehensive induction, designed to help you settle into life here. Choosing from our broad-ranging practice areas, your programme will typically include a contentious seat, a non-contentious seat, a real estate seat and an optional seat (which could be an international secondment or working for a client). You’ll get involved in interesting casework for an exceptional scope of clients, enjoying top tier training in a high performing, hugely encouraging culture. It’ll be a continuous learning journey with one-to-one guidance from a partner mentor, a dedicated supervisor, the graduate recruitment team and, of course, the strong support network of legal experts all around you.


How to apply 

Please note that this year we will only be recruiting trainees through our vacation schemes. The deadline for our vacation scheme applications is 15 January 2019.