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At Ramsdens we firmly believe our people are our greatest asset and this is reflected in the time and care we invest in our trainees, we are passionate about their development offering a supportive, collaborative and inclusive culture.
So it should come as no surprise to learn that we look to attract and retain the best candidates for our Training Contracts. We expect candidates to have ambition, drive and motivation for their own career and for the future of Ramsdens and our culture allows trainees to turn passions into careers, which is one of the reasons our lawyers remain with us for such a long time.
Whilst we place emphasis on a strong academic background (requiring three A-Levels BBB+ together with a minimum 2:1 and have completed LPC on commencement of the Training Contract (or equivalent)), we firmly believe that our trainees need to have more to offer than good grades.
We expect a positive “can do” attitude, commercial awareness along with a real passion for law, and a determination to succeed.
Over the two years our trainees experience four seats from the following departments: Child Care, Clinical/Medical Negligence, Commercial Property, Corporate, Court of Protection, Employment, Family, Litigation, Personal Injury, Private Client and Residential Conveyancing.
Trainees are involved in client matters straight away, with constant support and supervision guiding them through. A review process has been designed to provide valuable feedback on progress, with a view to maximising everyone’s performance and allowing trainees to take ownership of their own development.
We encourage networking and have plenty of opportunities to represent the firm at careers’ events, participate in events at local schools, colleges and universities as well as attending social events.
Applications for vacancies are open and will need to be made via our online application form. All applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Candidates are asked to be available to attend an Applicant Open Evening in Leeds on 4th March
We will be attending law fairs at various universities in 2020, as well as holding open events at our Leeds office with further information to be confirmed.
You can also follow our Trainees on Instagram.
Nicole Natur, second year Trainee Solicitor:
"I am proud to be a part of a growing (and winning) firm. I have received a great deal of support from everyone I have worked with, and especially the partners, who have invested time and energy into developing my skills. I have been given great opportunities to enhance my skills and develop my professional career, by working hands on, and being given responsibility early on in my career, which allows me to take ownership of my work and learn proactively."
Thomas Jagger, second year Trainee Solicitor:
"As a trainee at Ramsdens, I have been very impressed with the quality, quantity and variety of work that I have been involved with. My ability and confidence has grown massively thanks to the nature of the support and opportunities I have been provided with. I have been given the chance to work directly with Partners and Associates who have years of experience in their chosen disciplines who are always keen and willing to help with any issues I come across when needed. The experiences have been invaluable. "Personally, I like to be involved with charity events and networking. I have been encouraged throughout my time to attend networking events, raise money for charity and help out with educational events during work time allowing myself and my fellow trainees to give something back to the communities in which we are based and to meet useful contacts in local businesses. I feel lucky to have been given this opportunity that will no doubt shape my career going forward."
If you have any questions about any aspect of our Training Contracts, please get in touch using the below contact form or call on
01484 821 500.
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