Thortons Law Legal Traineeship 2020

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Application Deadline: 5pm Thursday 27 September 2018.

We know that our trainees are the key to the future success of Thorntons and our vision to be one of Scotland’s most forward-thinking legal firms. If you have the ability and the drive to succeed, we will strive to provide you with a challenging and varied two-year traineeship with first-class training and hands-on experience from the start.

As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to work in many of our offices in Dundee, Perth, Edinburgh, Fife and Angus. Your traineeship will be structured round four 6-month department rotations and you will gain hands-on experience, practical work and direct client contact from early on. Much of your training will be delivered by Accredited Specialists, so from the outset you will be learning from the very best.

With Thorntons Traineeship structured programme, you will get to experience legal specialisms such as:

  • Employment
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family
  • Private Client
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Land & Rural Business

At the beginning of their traineeship most trainees do not know exactly what they want to specialise in. Even if you do already have an idea, this can very often change over the course of your traineeship as you experience different areas of law in practice.  We would encourage you to enjoy as varied a traineeship as possible before you specialise as your breadth of knowledge will develop in every discipline.

However, if you are absolutely sure of the field you want to specialise in, and would like to explore the possibility of a more focussed traineeship, then please discuss this with us in the recruitment process.

In 2018 we will be attending the following university Law Fairs:

  • University of Dundee – Monday 17 September
  • University of Aberdeen – Tuesday 18 September
  • University of Strathclyde – Wednesday 19 September
  • Napier University – Wednesday 25 September
  • University of Edinburgh – Thursday 26 September
  • University of Glasgow – Tuesday 2 October


Networking events for future trainees.

We host Trainee Networking events in Edinburgh and Dundee, where potential applicants are invited to come along and meet some of the Partners and Solicitors to find out about working at Thorntons. This is opportunity is open to 3rd and 4th year law students.  Dates for the next networking events will be confirmed in autumn 2018.

Apply Now

Complete an online application form.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Thursday 27 September 2018.  If you require an application form in a different format or large print, please contact our HR team on 01382 229111.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thortons Law Legal Traineeship 2020

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