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Training Contracts

We are proud to say that a high number of our partners trained at Ince, and that we have a high retention rate for trainees. We’re passionate about helping our people progress their career, realising both their potential and ambition. We’ll work with you throughout your career with us, regularly reviewing your goals and how we can help you get there.

Right from the start, we aim to make sure that your time with us is packed with valuable learning and development experiences. In October before your start date, we’ll also enrol you in our ‘buddy scheme’. One of our first-year trainees is assigned to support you during both the year before your start date and the first year of your training contract.

The first two weeks of your contract will be spent on the Professional Skills Course, giving you a solid grounding in the basics. You’ll then enjoy an induction, meeting people from across the firm and learning more about life at Ince.

The main body of your training will consist of four seats, each of six months duration. However, although you’ll be sitting with a different partner for each seat, you could find yourself working with any of the firm’s partners in any business strand at any time.

In addition to the compulsory training to qualify as a solicitor, you’ll enjoy an extensive training programme – including client communication and document drafting as well as the more specialised subjects relating to our practice, such as shipping, insurance and energy work. You’re encouraged to attend the many in-house lectures that we arrange for trainees throughout the year. Throughout your training contract, you’ll benefit from regular feedback to support your development, both informally from partners when work is completed and through formal appraisals conducted by a partner and our dedicated trainee HR team.

Application process

Our application process allows you to highlight your strengths and demonstrate your skills. It gives us an insight into your personality, your passions and your motivations. If these align with ours then we are sure to make perfect partners. 

Application form/CV

You will be asked to write a covering letter and let us know about any positions of responsibility or achievements as well as your academic results and any work experience. To increase the strength of your application we suggest that your letter fully explains your motivation for law and why you have chosen Ince. We also ask you submit a copy of your CV. [Application form 2021/22]

Video Interview

You will receive an invitation to complete an online video interview. This can be recorded on almost any device with a webcam, allowing you submit your video at a time/place that suits you. This part of the process aims to provide an insight into your personality and our first chance to interview you.

Assessment Day

The assessment day is the final stage, you will have a chance to prove yourself in front of a partner and member of the Graduate Recruitment team in an interview. You will also be tasked with completing a pitching exercise and legal drafting.

Department 4 x 6 month seat rotations

Reporting to Relevant Partner

Based Aldgate Tower, London, London

Salary £38,250

Contract Type Full time

Job Type Trainee

Start Date 2021/22

This application closes on the 10th July

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