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Training contracts

As a trainee at Kennedys, you will develop a mix of experience and skills to set up your career as a solicitor. Our ability to consistently offer the majority of trainees positions on qualification is down to a growing firm that produces newly qualified lawyers who are competent, confident and commercially driven.

You will be given a good level of responsibility early on, dealing with varied areas of work and will be a valued member of the team from the start, working alongside experienced solicitors and partners in a relaxed and open plan environment.

Find out what life is like as a trainee at Kennedys

As well as offering training contracts, we also have a summer placement scheme.

Find out about our summer placement scheme

Criteria for applying

To be considered for a training contract in the UK you will need to have achieved, or are on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree - not necessarily in Law - and have 300 UCAS points or equivalent at A-level. Please note General Studies will not be considered.

We welcome applications from graduates and candidates with previous work experience who are seeking a career change.

Our trainees and employees come from a wide variety of backgrounds regardless of gender, race and disability.

Unfortunately we do not offer any financial help towards fees or offer any sponsorships.

Training contracts for 2017

The application process for 2017 training contracts opens on 1st November 2014 and closes on the 31st July 2015.

We have filled our 2016 Training Contract positions.

The selection process

If you progress through our selection process you will be asked to complete an online ability test on critical thinking.

If you successfully complete this and your application is selected for the next stage you will be invited to a short telephone interview. Following this, successful candidates will be invited to attend one of our Assessment Days which includes a group exercise, written exercise and partner interview.

We offer approximately 12 training contracts in London and eight throughout our regional offices - Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Manchester and Sheffield.

If you apply for a 2017 Training Contract you will hear from us throughout August 2015. Dates for our Assessment Days will be confirmed in May 2015, but will be held in September 2015.

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