Trainee Recruitment

Wilkes is a dynamic, ambitious and client-focused commercial firm. We recognise and embrace intellectual ability, but we are also looking for ambitious, creative people with problem solving skills who will be eager to assume early responsibility and contact with clients in a genuinely supportive environment.

Our aim is to select high quality individuals with realistic potential to become excellent qualified solicitors and, ultimately, partners.

We offer a two-year training contract made up of four six-month seats in the following areas:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Business Recovery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property & Probate Litigation
  • Private Client

All of our trainees are encouraged to take part in the ongoing qualified development training programme offered to our professional staff.

We welcome applications from individuals who have obtained 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.

If you have any queries about a training contract with the Wilkes Partnership or the application process, please contact our Trainee Recruitment Partner, Kate Hackett (

Applications for training contracts commencing in 2022 are now closed. If would like to apply for 2023 positions please follow the steps below. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2021.

To apply, please click the “Download an Application Form” button below. Completed forms should be sent to and

Please be sure on opening the form to “save as” on your desktop or device of your preference.

The Wilkes Partnership embraces the principle of equal opportunities in employment. As part of our monitoring procedure, it would be helpful if you would complete the Equality Monitoring Form and return it with your application. Recruitment, promotion and career development are based solely on objective and job-related criteria.

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