Tees training contract

A training contract with us means you will be part of a great team and benefit from the vast experience, knowledge and expertise of your colleagues from day one. We are a fast-growing regional firm that offers a wide range of legal and financial services - there's plenty of high-quality work and lots of opportunities for you to shine.

How to apply for a training contract at Tees

Are you a law student? Our popular graduate scheme offers a road into a major regional law firm.

We are a major regional law firm, and we’re growing fast. We offer a wide variety of opportunities in a range of departments. Whether it’s wills or leases, farmland development or divorces – we'll have something that piques your interest.

You will be encouraged to contribute effectively day-to-day – and of course you will be surrounded by experienced lawyers, helping you at every step. We carefully assess the level of responsibility we give you and when you’re ready, you can deliver client-facing work too.

Applying for a training contract at Tees

Vacation schemes are a great way of deciding which firms you would like to apply for a training contract, and Tees’ vacation scheme is no exception. During your placement, you’ll have the chance to chat with our current trainees about life as a trainee solicitor here.

Our training contract consists of four seats of six months in different departments at one of our six offices. Trainees work in supportive teams and are supervised by either a Partner or Senior Associate. We actively encourage our trainees to get involved in marketing, networking, training, and social events hosted by the firm. The working environment is enthusiastic and friendly and trainees have regular meetings with their supervisors.

At Tees, we support our trainees and their progression through the firm. Some of our previous trainees include:

Chris Claxton-Shirley – Wills Tax Trusts and Probate Solicitor at Tees 

Sally Powell – Family Partner at Tees

We’re award-winning

We won the 2019 Law Careers.net ‘Best Trainer – Regional Law Firm’ award. We have a good track record - we've won The LawCareers.Net Recruitment and Training award for ‘Best trainer - Medium regional firm’ in 2016 (and in 2010) and in 2012 we won Best Work Placement scheme – Regional firm.

We only recruit academically strong, personable and ambitious people to train with Tees. Our trainees are a big part of the firm’s future, as they progress through their training, into qualification and beyond. Eight of our current partners started their careers as trainees at Tees! 

When to apply

The Tees 2025/26 training contracts application process:

  • opened on 1 January 2024 and will close on 21 June 2024.
  • The 2025/26 trainee assessment centre will occur on 11 July 2024 in Bishop's Stortford.

Please check here for any updates before applying.

How to apply

Please email your CV with a cover letter marked – Application for Tees 2025/26 Training Contract - addressed to Jane Winfield at gradrec@teeslaw.com or by post to our Bishop's Stortford office.

We receive a very high volume of applications, so please apply well before the closing date, we will respond to all applications after the closing date.

What we’re looking for:

  • At least 320 UCAS points (ABB) or equivalent
  • At least a 2:1 in your degree
  • A keen and genuine interest in Tees
  • A personable and ambitious nature
  • A well-rounded individual with interests both related and unrelated to the law
  • Commercial awareness

If that sounds like you then we would like to hear from you.

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