Early Legal Careers

Helping you become the future of Fletchers

We recruit and train talented people from all backgrounds to become the future of our firm. You may have decided a career in law is for you, or you may not yet have made up your mind. Either way, we can provide you more information and let you know how Fletchers can support you through this process.

At Fletchers, we support, develop, and inspire our junior colleagues. We provide a diverse range of opportunities to suit all backgrounds and prior qualifications. We then support you during the qualification and beyond.

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Before embarking on a qualification route, we offer a yearly Vacation Scheme to help prospective lawyers decide if the firm is for them. We also run regular courses to upskill junior lawyers in their roles. We offer weekly webinars and numerous programmes across the business.

Across the business we have over 70 trainees/apprentices which is 10% of the total number of employees. We have been offering the solicitor apprenticeship since the very first trailblazer group in 2016. Fletchers believes that apprenticeships offer an accessible route into law and have worked to increase our apprentice cohort since the very first one. We also support colleagues with funding for their chosen routes other than apprenticeships.

Once our junior lawyers are on a qualification path, we support them with opportunities for learning and make sure they have the tools to succeed. Once qualified, we continue with the development opportunities as there are Associateship and Partnership routes which are available for all to apply. There are also accreditations such as APIL and The Law Society which we support.

We have a fantastic retention rate for trainees/apprentices and have made a record number of 26 offers for training contracts and apprenticeships in June 2023. We aim to grow across all our locations, and continue supporting, developing and inspiring our talented lawyers.

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Your guide to applying for a job at Fletchers

This guide will explain how we approach recruitment at Fletchers. We want to make sure everyone can do their best during our interview and recruitment process. We think that to do that, you need to know what to expect from us!