Addleshaw Goddard Trainee Recruitment

Training Contract/Vacation Schemes

London (Central), London (Greater)
£37,000 (London), £25,000 (Leeds & Manchester)
11 Nov 2011
31 Jul 2017
Full Time
Experience Level

Firm Profile

Addleshaw Goddard is an international law firm committed to creating and delivering outstanding value. We are exceptional lawyers and market leaders in client investment and understanding. Fun to work with and for, we are known for our constant enquiry and innovation and combine insight with business knowledge to deliver the best results for our clients, whenever and wherever required. Wherever you are based, you'll also be part of the team from day one, getting first-hand experience of working with bluechip clients within a supportive yet challenging environment, and benefit from a structured training programme designed with your future success in mind.

Main areas of work

The firm's client portfolio is testament to its strength and range of expertise, and includes financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals. It is a leading advisor to FTSE100 companies, and a market leader across its business divisions – commercial services, corporate, finance and projects, litigation and real estate - as well as in specialist fields such as private capital, and across its chosen sectors: financial services, government, energy and infrastructure, retail and consumer and real estate.

Trainee profile

Graduates who are capable of achieving a 2:1 and can demonstrate commercial awareness, teamwork, motivation and drive. Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed, as are applications from students who may be considering a change of direction. We also have a Legal Access Scheme for applicants on GDL or LPC with less conventional academic backgrounds. Further details can be found on our website.

Training programme

During each six-month seat, there will be regular two-way performance reviews with the supervising partner or solicitor. Trainees may have the opportunity to spend a seat in one of the firm’s other offices and there are a number of secondments to clients available. Sitting with a qualified solicitor or partner and working as part of a team enables trainees to develop the professional skills necessary to deal with the demanding and challenging work the firm carries out for its clients. Practical training is complemented by high-quality training courses provided by both the in-house team and external training providers. A trainee buddy programme is in place with the trainee predecessor for the first seat. All trainees have a mentor for the duration of their training contract and beyond.

Sponsorship & benefits

GDL and LPC fees are paid, plus a maintenance grant of £7,000 (London) or £4,500 (elsewhere in the UK). Benefits include corporate gym membership, season ticket loan, subsidised restaurant, pension and private healthcare.

When and how to apply

Candidates must complete our online application at by 31 July 2017 to begin September 2019 or March 2020.

Work placements

We run placement schemes in our Leeds, London and Manchester offices. The schemes are integral to our training contract recruitment. The schemes last for one or two weeks and take place over Easter, June, July and August. Applications should be made online by 30 December 2016 and interviews start throughout January.


London, Leeds, Manchester, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, Singapore

Vacancies: 30
Trainees: 65
Partners: 177
Total staff: 1250

Starting salary: London: £37,000. Leeds and Manchester: £25,000.

Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree, ABB A level (excluding General Studies)

Addleshaw Goddard
Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG
Tel: 020 7606 8855
Fax: 020 7606 4390

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