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Training Contracts

We are a growing Practice with ambitious goals and are always looking for the right people to join us.

Who are we looking for?

We are a people first business.  We look to make law accessible and easy to understand for our clients. Excellent communication and the ability to work in a team are at the very top of the list for us when it comes to our trainee recruitment process.

Who should apply?

We look for bright ambitious, personable people.  A good degree and experience of working in a law firm are an advantage but we place more weight on how applicants perform in our assessment programme.

Training Contract application process

Alan Hobden and Grant Sanders head up our trainee programme and oversee the recruitment process.  If you would like to be considered you should send CV and covering letter to

All applications are vetted and successful applicants will be invited to an assessment day where you will be asked to complete a written, task-based and group assessment.

Successful candidates will then be asked to attend an interview with our senior partners.

What are training contracts at Stephen Rimmer like?

We want to give all trainees the best start possible to a long and fulfilling legal career. See what some of our trainees, past and present, have to say about training with us – don’t hesitate to reach out to any of them if you want to learn more.

Lara Harriette

“Working at Stephen Rimmer is like being part of a family. I enjoy coming into work and being surrounded by such supportive and friendly colleagues. We have regular socials and group lunches. During the first few months of my training contract, I had the opportunity to attend the Royal Courts of Justice for a 5 week fact finding hearing. The work I have undertaken during my training has varied from day-to-day and I am always learning something new. I am grateful to be surrounded by such experienced and stimulating colleagues.”

Lara qualified with us in September 2023

Jessica Russell

"I am enjoying the experience greatly, initially I started as a secretary which enabled me to build up some experience and to learn the systems. Then when an opportunity arose to apply for a training contract I found the application process a good test of my administration and organisational and skills and I really enjoyed the group exercise"

Jess qualified with us in October 2023

Lewis Banks

"My first year of my training contract at Stephen Rimmers has gone by so quickly and has been really enjoyable. The firm have taken my preferences into account when deciding my seats which has meant I have bean gaining valuable experience in areas I am considering qualifying to"

Lewis is due to qualify with us in September 2024

How can we help you?

Call us today on 01323 644222 to get the specialist help you need.