Training Contracts (We are now fully booked for 2016/17 & 2017/2018).
Stephen Rimmer LLP understands the need to develop talented solicitors from within. Across all of our departments, most of the fee earners currently practicing carried out their training at Stephen Rimmer LLP. What sets apart a Training Contract at Stephen Rimmer LLP is the flexibility and responsibility given to our trainees. The structure of any Training Contract is discussed with potential trainees at the interview stage, and the firm look to allow trainees the optimum time to train and work in the area of their choice.
Whilst most firms offer a standard 4 seat, 6 month rota training contract, Stephen Rimmer LLP offer a more flexible training contract that provides a minimum of 3 seats (including at least one contentious seat either in Family, Criminal, Commercial and Civil Litigation) designed around the firm’s needs and the trainees’ future aspirations.
We are a department-based practice which allows trainees the opportunity to work in the department of their choice and the area of law that they desire. Our emphasis is always on building strong foundations in the principals of client care, managing a structured workload and specific and succinct legal advice. All trainees must show a desire to have a hands-on approach to work.
While our main focus is always on the character and personality of the individual, our requirements for a training contract are listed below:
- At least a 2:1 Degree from a good university
- Good local links to the East Sussex area (although applications from individuals outside this area are welcome)
- 280 UCAS points
- The undertaking of good extra curricular activities
We comply with the Law Society training requirements and each trainee has an appraisal every six months to discuss their workload and development. While no guarantee is given for future employment following the training contract, Stephen Rimmer LLP always considers keeping trainees on after the completion, depending on the candidate.
The firm offers Trainees:
- 20 days holiday per annum
- Law Society’s minimum recommended salary for outside of London (reviewed after first year)
- Flexible start date
- Good Work / Life balance
The firm has up to 3 trainees at any one time and selection is not made at any particular date. Applications from graduates are therefore welcome all year round. To apply for a position as a trainee please send your CV and a Covering Letter to Alan Hobden of our offices. Selection is made based on two interviews and a trial period of three to six months. Candidates are notified as soon as possible of the result of their interview.
Stephen Rimmer LLP is a diverse organisation that values diversity and recognises the fact that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions.
As a diverse organisation we will encourage and harness differences to make our services relevant and our organisation approachable, drawing upon the widest possible range of views and experiences. Our equality and diversity policy is available at our office or you can simply Click here.