Trainee Solicitors

Training Contract applications for September 2022 are now closed

As a Legal 500 law firm, we have teams of specialist lawyers who help protect our clients and their families, grow their business and achieve their personal goals. The firm takes pride in its solid reputation for excellence, acting for private individuals and privately owned commercial operations. We place a high emphasis on the quality of our advice, our first class service and the friendly professionals throughout our offices.

Working at Spratt Endicott

We can you offer a rewarding career built on continued growth, diversity and achieving the highest standards. You will work within a collaborative, friendly and supportive environment in a firm that values its employees together with holding an enviable attrition record.

Our Head Office is based in Banbury, with easy access by train or road to surrounding areas, London, Birmingham and Oxford.  Our offices are a mixture of attractive modern and Grade II listed buildings, with the latest technology in IT and communication systems.

Spratt Endicott recognises the importance of developing and retaining trainee solicitors, which is why we take time to carefully select our trainees and provide a structured training programme.

The majority of our trainees who successfully qualify are offered positions within the firm, and a number of our Directors started their careers as trainees.

What do we look for in a trainee?

The firm does look for good academic qualifications. However common sense, a can-do attitude and the ability to organise yourself and work as part of a team are key to a successful career with us.

The qualities that we look for in our trainees include a real enthusiasm for a career in law, being personable, proactive, professional and conscientious.

It is important that you have excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to providing first-class legal services to our clients and the ability and confidence to excel in whatever you do.

Each year Spratt Endicott limits the number of trainees we recruit, offering all trainees a quality experience working alongside experts in each field of law during their training contract.

Your Training Contract

Generally, a trainee will complete 4 seats; each seat will be for a period of 6 months, in contentious and non-contentious departments. We do ask before starting your training contract for your ‘seat’ preferences so we can try to accommodate these in line with the business needs.

  • Commercial
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family
  • Private Client
  • Residential Property

 We offer our trainees:

  • A supervisor who will support, guide and coach you
  • Your own files to manage under supervision
  • End of seat review
  • Employee Welfare Programme
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Pension scheme
  • 23 days plus Bank Holidays per annum (growing with service to 28 days plus Bank Holidays)
  • Free conveyancing and discounts on legal advice
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Sponsorship for professional qualifications
  • Free parking
  • Eye Tests/Flu jabs
  • Group Life cover
  • Income Protection

​Application process

If your application is shortlisted, you will initially be invited to take part in a telephone interview. Should your interview be successful, you will then be required as part of the recruitment process to attend an assessment day. The assessment days will consist of a follow up interview and presentation and you will be expected to undertake a legal research task. More information will be provided to selected candidates. The assessment days are the final stage of the application process, therefore your performance in the tasks and feedback obtained during these days will determine the successful candidate.

How to apply for a training contract

Please forward a covering letter together with your CV and application form to Carole Carbery, HR Director, ​ or contact the office for further information on 01295 204047.

Spratt Endicott is a committed Equal Opportunities Employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who applies to or works for the company is treated equally, whatever their gender, race, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.