• Competitive

Vacation Scheme & Training Contract 2020

Foot Anstey

  • Salary

  • Type of firm

    Regional Law Firms

  • Location

    Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol

  • Vacancies


  • Deadline


The role of a trainee

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 multi 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 six 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.

As one of our trainees, you will have regular and open communication with your supervisors. You will get lots of exposure to different situations, clients 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 you will be given the opportunity to reach your full potential with us.

Training contracts available

We can consider applications from 2021 onwards.

Vacation schemes

The Vacation Scheme will take place during the week commencing 7 December 2020.  During the first four days with us, you will be immersed within a team and truly get to experience the work, culture and people in our firm and what we can offer you as a trainee solicitor to enable you to assess whether we are the right firm for you.  At the end of the week you will take part in an assessment day with successful candidates being offered a training contract with the firm.

Training contract Assessment Days

For those candidates who are unable to attend our Vacation Scheme, we will hold a series of assessment days in March 2021 in our Plymouth office.  Following the assessment days, successful candidates will be offered a training contract.

The recruitment process

The deadline for vacation scheme applications is 30 September 2020. The deadline for training contract assessment days is 31 December 2020.  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 either the vacation scheme or an assessment day.

The application

The application is a two part process.  We want you to upload your CV, as we feel this will give you an opportunity to provide more information about yourself. You will also need to complete the application questions below, taking particular care over the three core questions which are designed to highlight your potential.

We were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES) in April 2018.  Promoting diversity and inclusion is one of the cornerstones of our people strategy and we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

And finally...

Good luck!! And if you have any questions then please do email Debbie Moors ( or call us on 0117 9154684.

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