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FAQs

Here are some of the questions we are asked the most about our trainee recruitment, we’ve put this all together in the frequently asked questions below. If you still have any further questions, call us - we'd love to talk to you.

Usually two years before you wish your training contract to commence.

If you’re studying law you should be applying in the penultimate year of your degree, assuming you are not planning to take a gap year at any time after graduating. If you are studying a non-law subject you should be applying during your final year, again, assuming you are not planning to take a gap year.

Applications for our summer vacation  scheme should be made by 1 February and for a training contract only by 1 April.

Yes. If offered a training contract we will sponsor your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and your Legal Practice Course (LPC) and provide you with a £5,000 maintenance grant to help assist with postgraduate studies. These are not paid retrospectively.

No, although we recommend that you select an institution that has a good resource base, a strong reputation, and offers a variety of electives.

No, however when choosing your electives you should decide what areas of law you wish to experience when you commence your training contract, for example studying criminal or family law may not be particularly beneficial to you if working for a large commercial law firm.
Once you have submitted an online application you will not be able to add to/amend it, however, you will be able to edit your contact details.

If you wish to add additional information to your application please email details to traineeapplications@brownejacobson.com before the closing date.
No, as long as you demonstrate that taking the gap year will be of benefit.

Yes, from time to time we offer temporary and permanent contracts for paralegals/legal assistants which are advertised on our dedicated careers portal.

We have a blog called 'trainee talk', written by our trainees, which gives you up to date information about the firm and what they are up to. Alternatively, you can follow them on twitter: @brownejtrainees.

Our website should have all the information you need but if you have any further queries please contact us.

We run our summer vacation scheme normally late June and applications must be made by 1 February in order to be considered.

We do consider applications from non-EEA candidates however we do not sponsor visa applications.