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Our commitment to each of our trainee solicitors is an investment in the future growth of our firm

We are proud to be award winners for the “Medium Regional Law Firm – Best Trainer” based on positive feedback provided by our trainees. 

We only accept a small number of trainees each year.  This allows us to ensure in-depth and personalised coaching and training.  Quite often, as a trainee, you will work in the same room as a Partner or experienced Associate solicitor which has proved to enhance a trainee’s learning and development experience.

We run a ‘buddy’ programme for all trainees. In the lead-up to joining the firm and during your training contract, there is direct contact with either one of our second-year trainees or a newly qualified solicitor. Your ‘buddy’ is a great source of information and support both before and during your training contract.

What to expect as a trainee

Once you join the firm, we are committed to providing stimulating work and rewarding experiences.  You will be given early responsibility, work on live matters, undertake meaningful tasks, and be a valued member of the Taylor Walton team from the off.  With our three office locations, you will not only have the chance to experience up to four different practice areas, you may also work in different offices. This is a great way to get to know everyone in the firm and to really experience all that Taylor Walton, as a busy and successful law firm, has to offer your career.

We are committed to helping our trainees develop skills beyond giving legal advice so that you develop as a rounded practitioner.  Trainees are encouraged and supported to acquire business development confidence through a young professionals networking scheme and skills development training. Our trainees and newly qualified solicitors, along with other firm volunteers, are driving members of our Charity Champions fundraising and volunteering events.

Your career beyond your training contract

Our retention rate of trainees into newly qualified positions with the firm is exceptionally high. We see the training contract as the potential start of your long-term career with us and as part of the future success of the firm.

In recruiting our trainees, we look beyond the training contract itself and see each individual as a part of the future success of the firm.

Financial Support

We appreciate that the route to qualification can be costly, so to help ease the financial pressure on you, we offer part-sponsorship towards the cost of the LPC or SQE.

Apply for a training contract

We set high standards for our lawyers and set equally high expectations when recruiting.  We invite applications from candidates who have a strong academic track record (minimum 2.1 degree; non-law degrees are welcome), those with a real enthusiasm for our practice areas and specifically joining Taylor Walton, those who demonstrate commercial awareness, a client-centric approach and have an aptitude for new business.

Impact of the SQE

We welcome applications from those who intend to complete the LPC or SQE.  You may only start a training contract with us once you have successfully completed and passed the LPC, or taken both SQE 1 and 2.  We have a proven track record of developing trainees into rounded, highly accomplished and newly qualified solicitors.  Our two-year structured training contract is designed to give you a wide, challenging and skills-based training opportunity under the supervision of trained Partners and lawyers.  For these reasons, we do not accept any other qualifying work experience – all applicants are expected to complete a full two year training contract to be considered for a newly qualified position on qualification after our training contract programme.

Occasionally, we have opportunities to join us straight from school as a Solicitor Apprentice, Paralegal or CILEx Apprentice.  When opportunities arise, they will be advertised under Current Opportunities.

Click here to view our career journeys – an introduction to the routes into Law

Applications for our Training Contracts for 2026 are now open, please click the button below to apply:

My Trainee experience

Hannah Borner Webster


I have grown-up with TW both professionally and personally; having joined as a Trainee Solicitor and now a Private Client Partner. Career progression is an integral part of the culture.
Private - Emily D'Eyncourt Harvey

Emily D’Eyncourt Harvey


As a trainee you really feel as though the firm and each supervising Partner is committed to your development and future career. I felt very well prepared for my newly qualified Solicitor role.

Ethan Diver


The culture is really supportive. Everyone is approachable. Doors are left open and everyone has been happy to answer any questions I have had.
Commercial Litigation - Christian Campbell

Christian Campbell


My supervising Partner encourages me to go above and beyond what is expected and to really challenge myself. With this encouragement my confidence and skills have increased.

Isobel Fensome


I applied to TW for a Solicitor Apprenticeship due to the positive impression I was given of the quality of the firm’s training and their modern outlook to alternative routes into law – it has exceeded my expectations.
Family - Ammana Lashkor

Ammana Lashkor

St Albans

I am impressed with the increasing level of responsibility and variety of work as a Trainee. My supervising Partner regularly discusses my development and looks for new opportunities for me to learn.

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