Training Contracts

At Woodfines, we believe in giving our trainee solicitors the flexibility and autonomy to work directly with clients on live matters as soon as possible. This provides a real-life, hands-on experience from, often, an early point in your training career.

Trainees also benefit from a formal mentoring system with a Partner throughout their training.

We welcome applications from bright, enthusiastic and committed individuals wanting to work in our offices in Bedfordshire, Cambridge and Milton Keynes. To apply for a training contract, please click here to download the application form, fill it in and send it together with a handwritten letter for the attention of Karen Jobbling by 31st May at Woodfines Solicitors, 16 St Cuthberts Street, Bedford, MK40 3JG.

To find out more about life as a trainee at Woodfines, we also invite you to visit our Trainee Blog

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My training with Woodfines has been thoroughly enjoyable, eye-opening, at times difficult (well it isn’t supposed to be a walk in the park!), but also extremely rewarding. The balance of independence and supervision is excellent, as is the work-life balance. The firm is dedicated to giving you the best training possible across a broad range of areas and also providing you with the tools needed to become a qualified solicitor.

Trainees usually undertake four seats in a mixture of contentious and non-contentious practice areas. The fact that a number of the current and former partners completed their training with Woodfines shows that starting a career at the firm could well lead to greater rewards.

I began my training with the firm in September 2009, and qualified in September 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed my training which gave me the opportunity I needed to experience different areas of law and to make a reasoned choice in which area I wished to practice as a qualified solicitor. 

The work I did during my training contract also reinforced my view that I wanted to work for a firm like Woodfines as a qualified solicitor. When Woodfines then offered me a position post-qualification, I was delighted because I felt that it was a firm where I could progress and reach my full potential as a solicitor. I am now 4 years post-qualified and a Senior Associate. 

The support given to trainees and newly qualified solicitors is of a high standard and I would certainly recommend Woodfines to those looking for a training contract, as well as those wanting to progress their careers.