Why Foot Anstey?

We could quite possibly be the right place at the right time for you.  Having achieved significant success in recent years securing over 80% organic growth in the last five years alone we are committed to continuing that upward trend through significant investment into our technology and process improvement agenda. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and our various industry awards and the diverse range of clients are testament to the hard work that has been put in and the expertise that we have developed . It is not unusual for us to be competing and working alongside large city firms so we can offer our trainees a very well balanced contract that will challenge and develop them. So we would like you to come on a journey with us and be part of shaping the future of the firm. 

The role of a trainee

Our training contracts are firm wide and you will be expected to undertake at least one seat in a different office.  One of the traits of a good solicitor is the ability to cross-sell and this multi office approach allows you to build a strong foundation for when you qualify.  Furthermore, we are looking to develop you into a business adviser within one of our six key sectors and it is vital you have a breadth and depth of experience in order to achieve this.  Working across teams and offices will ensure you are successful.

As one of our trainees, you will have regular and open communication with your supervisors. You will get lots of exposure to different situations, clients and to people within the firm who will help you to develop your legal and commercial expertise, in an environment that is friendly and supportive. We aim to recruit talented future solicitors and you will be given the opportunity to reach your full potential with us.

Training contracts available

We can consider applications from 2020 onwards.

Vacation schemes

You will need to have applied by 1 April 2020 if you wish to be considered for a place on one of our vacation schemes. We are holding 3 vacation schemes concurrently in the week commencing 22 June 2020 in our Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth offices. There will be an assessment day for all vacation scheme attendees to secure a training contract on Friday 26 June 2020.

Training contracts

We will hold a series of assessment days in early July 2020 in our Plymouth office.

The recruitment process

The deadline for vacation scheme applications is 1 April 2020. The deadline for training contract assessment days it is 1 June 2020.  Within two weeks of the respective deadlines you will receive an update. After your application has been reviewed, if successful you will be invited to attend a Skype interview. If you have demonstrated the potential we require you will then be invited to either the vacation scheme or assessment day.

The application

The application is a two part process.  We want you to upload your CV, as we feel this will give you an opportunity to provide more information about yourself. You will also need to complete the application questions below, taking particular care over the three core questions which are designed to highlight your potential.

We were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES) in April 2018.  Promoting diversity and inclusion is one of the cornerstones of our people strategy and we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

And finally...

Good luck!! And if you have any questions then please do email Ellen Marsh (ellen.marsh@footanstey.com) or call us on 0117 9154665.

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