We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join us at Amelius Solicitors. All our vacancies are advertised on our website. Information regarding Training Contracts can be found below.
This firm welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of their race, religious belief or political opinion, sex, marital status or disability.
TRAINEE SOLICITORS RECRUITMENT
Our office in Manchester has been recruiting trainee solicitors since 2012. Our trainees have the opportunity from early on in their training to have first hand experience of client care by shadowing and observing our experienced fee earners and partners in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
By choosing to start your legal career with us you will be given meaningful and good quality experience; working alongside and being supervised by highly experience lawyers, who are specialists in their legal field.
Amelius is committed to development of its people and has in place initiatives to proactively support this.
How often do you recruit trainee solicitors?
We offer one trainee place every 2 years and applications are made by a covering letter enclosing a most up to date CV and is to be send electronically.
When can I apply?
Please note we are no longer accepting applications for training contracts commencing 2014.
From 1st February 2015, we will be accepting applications for Training Contracts beginning in September 2016. The deadline for training contract applications is 31 May 2015.
Candidates must ensure they will have completed the LPC before the commencement of the training contract. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have successfully completed the LPC or have a confirmed place on the course. If you are still waiting for confirmation when submitting your application, please chose the “waiting to hear” option and your application will still be considered.
Amelius Solicitors do not offer funding or sponsorship for the GDL or LPC at this present time.
Where do I apply?
All application are made by a covering letter enclosing the most up to date CV. The same are to only be sent by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note any applications not received in the above requirement will not be considered.
How does the recruitment process work?
If your application is successful, we will invite you to for an interview which generally takes place in July. Successful applicants from the interview will be invited to attend an assessment day which will finish with an interview with two partners for the firm and a member of the HR team. Offers will be made to successful candidates in August.
What do we look for?
Amelius Solicitors looks for candidates with a strong academic background. Applications are welcomed from legal and non-legal graduates who must have achieved a 2:1 or higher degree mark.
A trainee will need to demonstrate commercial awareness, motivation and enthusiasm. To be successful you will need excellent communication skills with the ability to be a creative practical problem solver, a team player and a sense of humour.
Successful short listed candidates will be asked to attend an assessment day and partner interview as part of the selection procedure.
What does the training programme consist of?
Trainees complete four six month seats, providing a wide range of practical experience and skills in contentious and non-contentious work. The training programme is broader than most other firms due to the wide ranging areas of law practiced here.
Individual preference for seats is sought and will be balanced with the firm’s needs.
Trainees work closely with partners and solicitors in a supportive team structure, and have regular reviews to assist development. The firm maintains a friendly and open environment and it is the firm’s policy that each trainee sits with a partner or senior solicitor whilst working for a department as a whole.
The firm gives trainees the chance to meet clients, be responsible for their own work and join in marketing and client development activities. However, this does not mean that the work undertaken will be easy. Trainee will be undertaking a substantial amount of work and will be learning new skills in a short period of time. If you are not capable of working under a fast moving and busy structure then you should reconsider making your application.
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