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. So whether it’s wills or leases, farmland development or divorces – we'll have something that piques your interest.
You will absolutely be allowed and 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 to 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 environment is an enthusiastic and friendly one 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
David Miller – Commercial Property Partner at Tees
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. In fact, 8 of our current partners, started their careers as trainees at Tees!
When to apply
The application process for Tees 2025 training contracts opens on 1 January 2023 and closes at midday on 28 June 2023. The 2025 trainee assessment centre is due to take place in July 2023. Please check our website before applying for any updates.
Please note the application process for training contracts starting in 2023 and 2024 is now closed.
We receive a very high volume of applications, so please apply well in advance of 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
- A sense of humour!
If that sounds like you then we would like to hear from you.