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Training Contracts

Clarion is committed to delivering services of the highest quality to businesses, individuals and the institutions which serve them.

We are delighted that you have navigated to this page and are considering applying to Clarion for a training contract.

Applications are now closed for September 2020 and more details will be made available later in the year when applications re-open.

We want to be the firm of choice for knowledgeable and entrepreneurial users of legal services, both in our home region and further afield. To learn more about Clarion please read our graduate recruitment brochure.

We are interested in candidates who are energetic and ambitious. We are looking for clear communicators who display commerciality and integrity. We require our trainees to demonstrate more than academic success and to be self starters. 

We offer a number of training contracts per year, which begin in September. Trainees will have the opportunity to experience four 6 month seats in one of our following departments: Corporate, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Employment, Property, Corporate Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Family and Private Client.

We believe that Clarion offers a fantastic opportunity to trainee solicitors in a friendly, team based environment. You will be involved in client matters from the beginning but will receive support and guidance from a partner or senior solicitor throughout your whole training contract.

Formal end of seat reviews, together with informal mid-seat appraisals, enable you to gain valuable feedback on your performance together with direction on future seat allocation and personal and professional development.

You will receive full training in all the disciplines necessary for the successful completion of your training contract. We also offer our trainees the opportunity to gain experience of the firm's marketing and self-development activities. Trainees are encouraged to join the firm's networking group, ClarioNet, to attend the firm's social events, to assist in representing the firm at Law Fairs and marketing events and to participate in mentoring schemes at law colleges, universities and schools. 

We believe that to be involved in Clarion is to be at the heart of one of the most exciting projects the legal profession can offer. We are looking for trainee solicitors who will share that belief and work with us over the long term to realise the immense potential of the firm.