Our trainee scheme

The first step in your career is a vital one. It’s important to get broad experience, acquire a good understanding of the law and appreciate the commercial side of the business. Only then can you decide which area to specialise in.

 

We’ll nurture your development and make you feel at home from day one. You’ll receive first class training across the business and acquire a broad understanding of how we fit together.

 

Our trainee programme is the ideal launching pad for ambitious solicitors. A number of our current partners, including the managing partner, started their careers at Cripps. Therefore we fully appreciate how important these early years are.

 

Life as a trainee

You’ll do challenging and interesting work for a wide range of private clients and blue-chip companies. We encourage you to voice your opinion, take responsibility, develop all-round skills and be yourself.

 

You’ll experience a range of different practice areas to give you the diverse experience you need. We will give you continuous support, honest feedback, and help you develop your reputation across the firm.

 

Our trainees have a good camaraderie, take the lead organising firm-wide events, and get involved in Cripps’ numerous sports and social groups. You’ll also enjoy a positive work-life balance, friendly working environment, and quickly become part of the Cripps team.

 

The facts

  • All training contracts are in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill
  • Ten places are available each year
  • Contracts begin in mid to late September
  • Interviews take place in late July and August
  • We normally recruit two years in advance
  • Paralegal vacancies will be advertised on our careers page

 

A word from our Managing Partner, Gavin Tyler

 

“We are a modern firm where the atmosphere is professional, dynamic and forward-thinking while friendly and informal. We intend to continue to build on our considerable success and remain committed to investing in high calibre trainees, providing them with excellent training.

 

I am very much involved in the recruitment and development of our trainee solicitors. I have seen the benefits from our investment in our trainees and place great importance on maintaining this investment in the future.

 

Every client is unique and requires bespoke solutions. Rather than impose a way of working on them, we shape ourselves around the client. I therefore welcome applications from confident, adaptable and capable people. When I interview applicants I am looking for a lively but well-organised mind and genuine interest in our firm, our location and, getting clients to where they need to be.”

 

To find out more about our trainee contract click here or read our application process here.