As a firm we have resolved to retain all applications regarding training contracts which we review after the submission deadline each year. At that time we assess our recruitment needs and compile a shortlist of potential candidates based on:
Minimum 2:1 degree in an academic subject
Excellent client care skills
Clear ability to work within a team structure
Commercial awareness within legal practice
Ability to communicate across all levels of the business
Competency with IT facilities
Previous experience in a legal environment is preferred but not essential
As our offices are based across the North West, it is imperative that our trainees experience different departments in different offices across the region. Therefore you will be expected to work from any of our offices during your contract.
Even where these criteria are matched, additional qualities can often be applied by the requirements of business. After matching the criteria, short-listed applicants will be invited for a formal interview and assessments with the Training Principal and Director of Human Resources.
Whilst as a firm we appreciate that training contracts can be reduced through the Law Society’s ‘Time to Count’ scheme, it is Napthens’ policy that unless there are exceptional circumstances, all Trainees will undertake a two year training contract.
If you wish to apply for a position please send a CV and covering letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your application please outline the following:
Grades at A-Level
Grades at degree level
LPC results – if completed
Electives chosen during LPC
Please note – the closing date for applications is 30th September each year for training contracts to commence in September of the following year.