Karen Cooke

Graduates interested in a career in the law should act quickly to apply to Furley Page’s highly regarded graduate Trainee Solicitor programme as the deadline for applications is fast approaching. 

Furley Page takes on two trainee solicitors each year and the firm is currently recruiting for the next intake who will start their training in September 2023. Applications must be received by Friday 2 July 2021. 

Karen Cook, Senior HR Manager at Furley Page, said: “Training the next generation of solicitors is crucial to the success of any law firm, which is why we have invested the time to develop a training programme that is so highly regarded by our Trainees. 

“We give our Trainee Solicitors real responsibility by allowing them direct contact with our clients and a varied programme that takes in many different areas of the law. Successful applicants will be working with friendly, commercially-driven professionals who will support them throughout their training programme.” 

A typical training contract comprises four “seats” (areas of the law) being offered over a two-year training period in various teams including Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Real Estate; Private Client, Trusts and Estates; Elderly and Vulnerable Client; Family Law and Personal Injury. 

Trainee Solicitors will generally spend six months in each seat with a training supervisor, during which they will gain a wide range of experience and develop their professional skills, laying the foundation for a successful future career in law. 

A strong academic background is essential with a minimum classification of a 2:1 degree. In addition, candidates will need strong inter-personal skills, be commercially aware and ideally have previous work experience where these skills have been utilised. 

Furley Page is consistently ranked among the top four of Kent’s best-performing law firms, based on the latest results from independent national legal guides Chambers UK and The Legal 500. The firm is accredited by Investors in People. 

For more information about Furley Page’s Trainee Solicitor programme visit: https://www.furleypage.co.uk/about-us/careers/trainee-solicitors/ or contact Karen Cook by emailing HR@furleypage.co.uk or calling 01227 763939. You can also follow the firm on Twitter @furleypage and on LinkedIn. 

By Ed