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What is the Weightmans traineeship?

You can apply to complete a traineeship with Weightmans in our Glasgow office. Our 24-month training programme will provide you with excellent training and experience across four six-month seats in different areas of the business, which will include the PEAT2 outcomes which are required for your qualification to solicitor. During this time, you will be given the opportunity to complete a range of different work with a robust support network of supervision and mentoring.

Prior to commencing your training, you will be required to undertake the Professional Education & Training (PEAT1) course. If you successfully gain a position to commence in 2023, and have not yet enrolled on a PEAT1 course, we will fund the cost of postgraduate tuition at the university of your choice.

Why Weightmans?

Here at Weightmans, people are the most integral part of our culture and business, and so your success is our success. We have great working practices for ensuring a mindful and considerate working culture, as such we are signatories of the Mindful Business Charter.

In many of our offices, we have a unique and open office space accompanied by agile working for a great work-life balance. With a focus on learning and development of our people, we are proud to have consistently high trainee solicitor retention rates.

As much as we work hard, we like to play hard too! Having an appropriate work-life balance is something we value for all our people. Our social calendar is always full, from theatre visits and quizzes to office parties. Each of our offices has an active social committee who are always looking for new members to get involved.

We pride ourselves in our CSR (corporate social responsibility) work and our Glasgow office supports Alzheimer Scotland. As part of our commitment, all staff receive two days of paid CSR leave each year, and each office has a local committee who are always looking for new members, and this may be something you would like to be a part of once you join us.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits. For year one as a trainee solicitor, you would receive a salary of £25,000, which will increase after 12 months to £27,000. As a Weightmans employee, you will also be entitled to our excellent staff benefits including:

  • 28 days' holiday
  • Healthcare cover
  • Pension plan
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Employee care scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Dental care scheme

What is the application process?

Applications are now open for roles commencing September 2022 and 2023. You can apply online here. This application will close on 10 March 2022 at 5pm, and any applications submitted after this time and date will not be considered.

If your application meets our requirements, you will then be invited to the second stage of the process which is an interactive online assessment. The assessment will take around an hour to complete and we recommend that you complete the practice questions provided beforehand.

If you progress to the third stage of the process, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre. This is our opportunity to meet you face to face and for you to meet us. The session will be half a day and the dates available are provided below:

We are unable to offer any alternative dates for our assessment centres, so please ensure you are available to attend before applying.

How to apply

Applications for positions commencing September 2022 and 2023 have now closed.

Do you have any further queries?

Please contact our graduate recruitment team on +44 (0)345 073 9900, or by tweeting your question to @WeightmansJobs with the hashtag #askatrainee.

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