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Are you looking for a training contract at an international law firm?

If so, Trowers & Hamlins could be the firm for you. Trowers & Hamlins is a top UK, international law firm with over 150 partners and more than 900 employees located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. We hold expertise in various key industries such as real estate, banking and private wealth, and are also highly-renowned for our work in the fields of housing and the public sector. We are known to be huge advocates of organic growth and our view is that the graduates we recruit are not only our future trainee solicitors, but potentially the firms' future partners as well.

We are very proud of our open and inclusive culture and have worked hard to create an environment where an individual can be just that, an individual. This is a way of life and is championed by senior leaders and driven by teams across the business. We have a strong track record of hiring, retaining and promoting from a truly diverse range of backgrounds. As a trainee, you can join TrowersIncludes which brings together a network of groups including ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, religion and social mobility. The groups highlight issues and initiatives and run a full calendar of events across the firm.


We are currently taking applications for our insight events, summer vacation scheme and training contracts. Find out more about our opportunities below.

London Open Day

Our annual winter open day for the London office is taking place virtually on Wednesday 16 December 2020. During the course of the day, you will join a number of presentations on topics ranging from application form tips to life as a trainee at the firm.

Applications close on 25 November 2020.

Coffee Mornings

We are holding virtual coffee mornings in our Exeter, Birmingham and Manchester offices. The mornings will involve talks by the graduate recruitment team and partners. There will be a Q&A and a networking session afterward.


The coffee mornings will take place on:


Birmingham: 12 January 2021

Manchester: 13 January 2021

Exeter: 20 January 2021  


To apply, please email a copy of your CV to

Summer Vacation Schemes

Our summer vacation schemes are a good way of finding out what life really is like as a trainee at our firm. We offer 46 places schemes across our London, Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester offices each year. During your time with us, you will be involved in real work - drafting, undertaking research, attending meetings and interacting with a range of people across the firm. At the end of your vacation scheme, you will have an interview for a training contract.


We pay every candidate attending our summer vacation schemes. This is currently £300 per week in London and £250 per week in Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester.  

Applications are open now and close on 29 January 2021

Training Contracts

Each year we recruit 23 trainees split between March and September intakes and based across our UK offices. All trainees undertake four sixth-month seats, and those based in London have the opportunity to spend time in one of our offices in the Middle East. You can expect to experience a broad range of departments and practice areas over the course of the two-year period. Our core areas of expertise are real estate, corporate, dispute resolution & litigation and banking & finance. All trainees are teamed with a supervisor and it is their role to guide you through each of your six-month seats. From the outset, you will be given real responsibility and the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience in a supportive working environment.

To apply for our summer vacation schemes or training contracts, please complete an online application form which can be found here