Join our award-winning training programme
At Blandy & Blandy we attach a great deal of importance to recruiting trainee solicitors. You help to foster our contemporary approach and you are an investment for the future. In return, we offer a stimulating and progressive atmosphere with outstanding career opportunities. Indeed many of our current partners and associates trained at the firm. Recognising our successful approach, Blandy & Blandy features in Chambers Student Guide and was named ‘Best Trainer - Medium Regional Firm’ in the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2015 (as well as a finalist in 2016) and as a double winner in the latest Lex 100 Survey. The firm was a winner in the ‘client contact’ and ‘work/life balance’ categories. The firm also performed strongly in other areas, including ‘friendliness’, ‘quality of work’ and ‘job satisfaction’.
Blandy & Blandy is one of the leading law firms in the Thames Valley, with a history spanning nearly 300 years. We provide legal services to both businesses and private clients and we are highly renowned for both. The breadth of services that we offer enables our trainees to experience working with clients from a wide variety of sectors and backgrounds, allowing you to develop an excellent base of knowledge and skills.
Each trainee spends six months in four departments - wherever possible individual preferences are catered for. Most trainees share an office space with their assigned partner or solicitor as this normally gives the best opportunity for continuous professional supervision and for the trainee to experience the day-to-day challenges of a qualified solicitor.
Blandy & Blandy also participates in a PSC (professional skills course) which is compulsory training. There are three core areas covered - business skills, advocacy and client care - and then trainees can choose electives in areas of law they are interested in. Most of the training days take place in Oxford and it’s a good chance for trainees to meet people from other law firms in Reading.
There are regular informal reviews and a formal appraisal is held every six months to review and discuss a trainee’s progress and identify areas for future development.
Trainees are actively encouraged to attend lectures and seminars to widen the scope of their training and will attend and provide assistance at the firm’s annual programme of events. This includes update seminars, careers fairs, networking events, charitable events and an annual summer garden party.
An engaging culture and environment
Read more about working at Blandy & Blandy LLP and what members of our team say, our Best Companies accreditation and award-winning performances in both the Lex 100 Survey and LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards. You can also get 'the true picture' from our current trainees in Chambers Student Guide.
A significant number of current partners and many of our solicitors have trained with the firm. We cannot guarantee suitable posts for those trainees who have qualified but wherever possible we like to retain those who have trained with the firm.
Applications for training contracts beginning in 2019 are now being accepted.
An Assessment Day will be held in early July 2017.