Become a trainee at the Wilkes Partnership

Who we are: The Wilkes partnership is a dynamic, client-focused, full service law firm. You’ll find our head office in the heart of Birmingham’s business district, our Solihull office gives clients across the city easy access to our experts.

What we’re offering: A two-year training contract with the Wilkes Partnership is made up of four six-month seats which gives you the chance to experience issues from private client to commercial litigation, and business recovery to PI and clinical negligence:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Business Recovery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property & Probate Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Family
  • Personal injury and clinical negligence

As a trainee at the Wilkes Partnership you will be given all of the support you need and every opportunity to grow. You’ll be involved in client meetings to help to develop your soft skills, while taking part in the ongoing development programme that’s available to all our professional staff will provide the breadth and depth of understanding you’ll need to establish and maintain your professional presence.

Who we’re looking for: Our reputation is built on providing first-class legal advice which we are able to provide through our skilled teams. We want to continue to do this by recruiting the most promising candidates to our trainee programme.
If you have achieved a minimum of ABB at A Level and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, at least a 2.1 classification at degree level there could be an opportunity waiting for you.
If you would like to know more about being part of the next generation of experts at the Wilkes Partnership, please get in touch with one of our current trainees.

How to apply: You can complete the application form online by clicking here. It’s a detailed form so you should give some thought to what you would like to say and maybe do some research around our website to find out more about us, before you start. To make sure that you present yourself at your very best you can save the form and return to it later if you need time to think about an answer.

What’s the deadline: The deadline for a training contract beginning in 2023 is 30 June 2021 so, what are you waiting for? Good luck!

Any questions? If you have any questions about a training contract with the Wilkes Partnership or want to know more about the application process, contact our Training Recruitment Partner, Kate Hackett (

If you’d like to know what your time as a trainee at the Wilkes Partnership would be like, why not contact one of our current trainees?

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