Training contract

Training contract

Our two-year training contract allows you to develop relevant experience and skills that will set you up in your career as a solicitor.

  • 56 trainees globally
  • 16 offices
  • 34 of our partners trained with Kennedys

Our two-year training contract allows you to develop relevant experience and skills that will set you up in your career as a solicitor. During your training contract, you’ll complete four six-month seats in different teams across our core practice areas of insurance and reinsurance, liability and commercial.

We offer training to ensure that you are supported throughout your training contract. You’ll be given the opportunity to attend in-house and external seminars, whilst having access to a large array of online skills and technical learning via our learning management system.

Before starting your training contract, we ask our future trainees to attend the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and where applicable the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) at BPP. We will fund your course fees for the LPC and PGDL and provide a maintenance grant during these study periods. 

Locations 

We offer training contracts in the following offices:

  • Chelmsford
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Taunton 

Kennedys also have opportunities for Bermudian law graduates looking to embark on their career by undertaking a training contract in London.  You can find out more about the success of the training programme here.

How to apply

Applications for our 2022 training contracts are now open. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2020.

Scotland Traineeship

Our two-year traineeship is based in our Edinburgh office, working on a both Insurance and Liability cases. During your training, you will be allocated a supervisor who will conduct quarterly performance reviews with you to discuss progression and development and ensure you are working to achieve the Professional Education and Training Stage 2 (PEAT 2).  More information about the PEAT 2 outcomes can be found here.

Before starting your traineeship, you must have completed a law undergraduate degree and completed the Diploma in Legal Practice. Kennedys will fund your course fees for the Diploma in Legal Practice and provide a maintenance grant during the study period. 

More information about the Diploma in Legal Practice can be found here.

Applications for our 2021 traineeship are now open. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2020.

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