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We have a large legal team offering exciting development opportunities covering the breadth of law that the public sector has to offer. The experiences we offer trainees are second to none – we are an award winning, commercially driven team, acting with integrity, expertise and flair to achieve success. We have high profile external clients including police forces, metropolitan councils, as well as handling all internal work for the County Council.     

During our two-year training programme you will be supported with your development while you move around and work within our different areas of law. Each placement will last six months and will include experience within adult social care, education, child protection, corporate and commercial, data governance, employment, planning, and litigation.     

You will get involved in case work and all-round aspects of the cases, giving you a great grounding in all areas of the law and how it is practiced.   

There's nothing stopping you from going a long way here and personally contributing to the county's success. We will give you regular support, mentoring and supervision, and if you need it, we will fund your Professional Skills Course. By the end of your training programme, you will be able to progress with your strengths and ambition, and you will be able to make an application to the SRA to be admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales.  

What qualifications will I need?  

You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree (preferably 2:1 or higher) and either have completed or be planning to complete your LPC before you start.      

Under the new SQE route you would need to hold a degree in any subject (2:1 or higher) and have completed SQE1 & 2.      

How often you usually recruit?  

We normally recruit every two years, usually in March/April with a start date in March or September.      

We have a three-step appointment process; application, assessment centre and, for those who perform well at the assessment centre, an interview.     

Other information

We pay £26,421 to £28,770, subject to any pay awards and you will progress through the pay band each year as you train with us. While we don’t guarantee a role at the end of the trainee programme, most our trainees are successful at applying for roles within WCC.   

We’re not rigid in how or where we work. We’re flexible and know there are many ways to do a job well. We understand that people work differently so we ensure that you can grow in a way that suits you. 

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