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Training Contracts

Druces LLP: a dynamic, sector-focused firm

The application period for our 2022 and 2023 Trainee Programme is now open. Please see below for further details. 

Druces is a firm which is proud of its long history, but equally proud of the way we invest a great deal in staying relevant to our current and future client base through professional development, industry engagement and market analysis.  We want to be a firm that leads the debate in our chosen sectors and, to that end, we are involved in a number of collaborations which position Druces as a thought-leader.

What are we looking for in our trainees?

We want to see bright, creative minds join our expanding team.  Our firm values people skills and creativity as much as academic achievement; and trainee recruitment is an important process for the firm.  We invest a lot of time and energy in the process as we are recruiting for the firm’s future, looking for dedicated and committed individuals who will contribute to our continuing success and develop rewarding careers.

What’s in it for you as a Druces trainee?

We will work with you and help you to become the most astute and commercial lawyer you can be.  As part of your development, you will spend six-months in the following four practice areas.

Unlike larger firms, Druces provides opportunities for more hands-on experience and one-on-one attention from our partners and other senior lawyers.  As a Druces trainee, you will get a first-class legal grounding and access to talented and approachable colleagues.  Our trainees certainly enjoy honing their skills in the Druces environment.

Please note that we are unable to provide funding for the LPC.

Recruitment process 

We want to keep the application process simple.  Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for our Training Programme:

  1. Download our application form (please click here to access the form) and save it on your own device so that you can edit and return to it when you are ready. At this stage you can also download our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
  2. We will ask you for details on basic personal information, education and work experience.
  3. We want to get to know you and find out why you want to pursue a legal career at Druces. Take the chance to clearly think through your answers and highlight your skills, goals and ambitions, as well as why you believe Druces is right for you.
  4. Open an email and write a covering note in support of your application form. The covering email should be no more than 500 words.
  5. Attach your application form to the email and send to recruitment@druces.com. If you have chosen to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, please also attach this to your email as well.
  6. Please title the email in this format – “[name], Training Contract [intake] 2022 application”, e.g. “John/Jane Smith, Training Contract September 2022 application”.

Deadline for applications

Please note that we will not be accepting applications that are submitted after Friday 16 July.

What you can expect from our trainee recruitment process

Each application will be individually reviewed by a member of our recruitment team, and we will let you know whether your application will be progressed to our assessment event.

We understand that choosing the right firm is key. Our assessment event is a chance for you and for Druces to mutually decide whether a Training Contract with us is the right choice.

At the event you will be asked to prepare an individual presentation. We will also ask you to complete a written test. You will also get to meet some of our lawyers, including our current trainees, who will discuss their training and answer any questions you may have.

Successful applicants will then go through a two-stage interview process, at which point we make our final decision.

If you have any questions surrounding Training Contracts or the application process, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@druces.com

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