Why choose Wilkes?
Based in Birmingham, Wilkes is a growing firm with regional roots, national know-how, and an international outlook. We are a full-service firm across commercial, private client, and public sector work. Our focus? Doing right by people, working together, and being there for you. As you step into our trainee solicitor pathway, know it's more than a job — it's becoming part of a firm that values honesty, ambition, and shared success.
- Begin your journey with direct mentorship from our partners. Their support and guidance ensures you're nurtured by the best from day one.
- Engage with clients early, taking on genuine responsibilities.
- Get involved in both commercial and private client seats, giving you exposure to our full range of services.
- Benefit from a comprehensive programme including external training and insightful in-house lectures and webinars.
- Embrace a culture without excessive hours that values your personal time.
- Enjoy flexibility in work timings and location.
- Engage with the Birmingham Trainee Solicitor Society (BTSS) and attend standout events including the renowned annual ball.
- Take an active part in marketing events, sports leagues, and CSR activities.
- Get paid leave to support local charities that resonate with you.
- Experience a culture of open doors and no hierarchies.
- Feel valued and included from your very first day.
- Embrace our friendly and welcoming community.
- Earn a competitive salary complemented by appealing benefits.
- Get financial assistance towards your SQE2 examination.