Step into the World of Wilkes

Applications are now open for our 2026 programme
Apply now and embark on your legal journey with Wilkes

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.

Exceptional Training:

  • 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.

Work Life Balance:

  • 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.

Unwavering Support:

  • Experience a culture of open doors and no hierarchies.
  • Feel valued and included from your very first day.
  • Embrace our friendly and welcoming community.

Attractive Compensation:

  • Earn a competitive salary complemented by appealing benefits.
  • Get financial assistance towards your SQE2 examination.

How you can begin your journey with Wilkes

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A glimpse into the World of Wilkes

Would you like to know more about what life at Wilkes is like? Our Insights Experience Days offer an immersive experience – from departmental tours to candid chats with our trainees.

Upcoming Insight Days

Insights Experience Days are scheduled for 2024. To express your interest in attending,
kindly sign up below, and we will reach out to you at a later date.


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