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Training Contracts

At Schofield Sweeney we seek to continue the development of our trainees and provide a friendly environment to work in.

We look to recruit approximately three trainee solicitors per year, usually with a start in September. Trainees will spend time at our Bradford, Huddersfield and Leeds offices throughout their contract. We are also occasionally asked by clients to provide trainees on secondment to them.

We expect our lawyers to deliver clear, commercial and practical advice to our clients. We are therefore looking for trainees who can demonstrate to us that they can communicate clearly and have an understanding of how real world businesses and organisations operate.

Typically our trainees will progress to full time positions with the firm upon qualification. We are therefore looking for people who have the ability to continue their development beyond their training contract into a long term career with us.

We generally look for A-Level grades C and above though consider candidates on the basis of their overall CV and application.

When to apply

The application period for September 2020 training contracts is now closed. Applications received before 30 April 2019 will now be considered and successful applicants will be invited for interview. Our application process for training contracts to commence September 2021 will open in January 2020.

If you have already applied

Good luck with your application and if you have any further questions which are not covered on the website, then please contact us at We want your application to be as good as it can be, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are in doubt.

When will I know if I have been selected for interview?

After the deadline, we review all applications and choose the candidates we wish to invite to a face to face interview and short assessment / presentation in June. You will receive an email before the end of May confirming whether or not you have been selected for interview.

If you are looking for a Summer placement or work experience, please see the procedure forĀ applying here.