What is the deadline for a 2021 training contract at Tollers?
The closing date for all applications is the 31st of July 2019.
Where will my training contract take place?
Your training contract will usually take place in either the Northampton, Corby or Milton Keynes offices of the Firm.
Will I be expected to work from any of the Tollers offices?
Yes. Trainees will be expected to travel to any of the Firms offices depending on where their seats take place. This will also be the case when visiting clients.
What do I need to have in place before I start my training contract?
You must make sure you have completed your LPC before you start your training contract. When you complete this will depend on whether you start the LPC straight after university or whether you decide to work or travel. This means, if you wish to start your training contact immediately after your LPC you should look to apply for your training contract at the end of your second year at university. It is important to take into consideration when applying for a training contract that in 2020 the Solicitors Regulation Authority will be implementing the Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE) in replacement of the LPC. This will take the practical LPC to a more exam based qualification.
At what stage in my studies should I apply for a training contract at Tollers?
You should apply two years in advance of the date you wish to begin your training contract. For example, if you wish to start your training contract directly after you have completed your degree and then LPC, you should apply in your second year at university.
What are the minimum grade requirements to apply for a training contract at Tollers?
Tollers will consider applications from candidates with at least a second class honours degree, upper division (2:1).
Do I need a law degree to apply for a training contract at Tollers?
No. Tollers accept both and do not favour one over the other. However, non-law degree applicants will be expected to have completed, or plan to complete the GDL.
How do I apply for a training contract at Tollers?
You must complete the online application form on our website. Applications made outside of this format will not be accepted. Click here to be taken to the application form.
Do Tollers offer financial assistance with my postgraduate studies?
No. Unfortunately Tollers do not offer financial assistance with the GDL, LPC or SQE.
Can I request my seats on the training contract?
Generally your seats will be based on the needs of the business. However, second year Trainees will be given more choice, again this is dependent on the needs of the business at the time.
What choice of seats are there?
This will vary depending on the needs of the business, but historically Trainees have enjoyed seats in:
- Corporate Commercial;
- Contentious Probate;
- Dispute Resolution;
- Personal Injury;
- Real Estate; and
- Trust and Estates.
What is Tollers retention rate like?
Tollers believe in investing in their people and are proud to have retained a lot of their Trainees, who have continued their career at the Firm. A good number of our Partners started as Trainees with the firm. Trainees are recruited with a hope that they can be retained and have a long career with the Firm. However, whether or not you can be retained in your chosen department upon qualification, may depend on the needs of the business at the time.
How many training contracts do Tollers offer each year?
Typically the Firm offer 2-4 trainee contracts each year. However, this is dependent on the needs of the business and also the quality of candidates.
Do Trainees get involved in charitable work outside of the office?
Trainees are encouraged to join the Corporate Social Responsibility Group (CSRG) at Tollers and involve themselves with the various charity events that the Firm participate in and also engage with the Tollers’ Charity of the Year. Within the CSRG, Trainees take active roles in the group helping support events and campaigns throughout the year.
Do Tollers have a preferred GDL, LPC or SQE provider?
No. The Firm do not favour any particular provider.