Discover Danielle's journey of fulfilling her lifelong ambition to work in the legal profession and her experience of working and learning with Hughes Paddison.
How to apply
If you are looking to kick start your legal career our application window is now open until 01 March 2024 for the following trainee opportunities:
- Training Contracts to commence October 2024
- Graduate Paralegal to commence September 2024 (with the potential to progress onto our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship programme in 2025)
What we look for in a trainee
To thrive with us as a trainee, you need to be passionate and driven, an analytical thinker with great attention to detail, excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to communicate concisely, both in written and verbal communication.
You’ll relish being part of a team, not afraid to roll-up your sleeves and help out when its required. You’ll be calm under pressure, flexible to meet deadlines, commercially aware and have a sense of humour.
The Application Process
Our four-stage recruitment process is designed to determine if you have what we are looking for to succeed as a trainee or a paralegal/apprentice.
You are required to submit a written application including a CV and covering letter. We will assess you on the quality of your application including structure, grammar, and punctuation. We also want to know which route to qualification you are applying for and why.
Applications must be emailed to Ursula Day, HR Manager by Friday 01 March 2024.
Please note applications that do not include a covering letter will automatically be rejected along with applications received after the deadline has close.
If your application has been selected, you will be invited to attend a virtual interview with HR and a director.
Our assessment centre is held at our offices in Cheltenham. For those selected to attend, you will be asked to participate in a number of different exercises including a group case study discussion, a paired exercise and an individual written task.
The final stage is a face-to-face interview at our offices in Cheltenham with one or two of our directors.
If you have any questions regarding either route to qualification or the application process, please email Ursula Day, HR Manager.