Work Experience & Trainee Solicitors

Kickstart your career in law at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Our Programmes

Please note due to the recent pandemic, both programmes are currently closed to applicants.

The firm offers two training programmes – our work experience programme and our trainee solicitor programme.

Each programme will allow you to experience life in a commercial law firm – whether you’re curious to know if a career in law is for you or you’ve made your career decision.

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Work Experience
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Places available throughout the year.

Duration: Up to one week.

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Trainee Solicitor
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Up to four trainee solicitors hired each year.

Duration: Two years.

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What we look for in an applicant.

As a firm, we are keen to attract the best team members. We look for people who share our culture and are keen to learn and understand the opportunities that lie ahead within the legal industry.

We are seeking the future generation of solicitors who have the desire to go that extra mile to understand who we are as a firm and the work we do.

We look for individuals with:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Exceptional client service
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Drive, ambition and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work as a team, as well as independently
  • Strong values and culture
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How to work for us.

1. Work Experience Programme

Work experience opportunities are available throughout the year. If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities available, please email us.

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2. Trainee Solicitor Programme

The recent pandemic has caused considerable disruption to our trainee recruitment process. Trainees due to start this year have experienced a slight delay in start dates. Therefore, we are closely monitoring the position and have not yet made a decision in respect of recruitment for 2021. Further updates will be published on our website and social media channels.

Download our Trainee Solicitor Programme brochure.

Upcoming Events and News

The latest Events and News from Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

  • “At Cleaver Fulton Rankin we place a strong emphasis on our recruitment, training and retention of the best commercial lawyers. We believe the key to our success is through creating a culture where our people can reach their full potential and feel supported at every level. We instil knowledge, grow and develop our people, and our trainee programme is a reflection of this. We provide trainees with the tools and support, to enable success and a long and prosperous career. We are delighted that many of our trainees have gone on to become successful lawyers and directors within our firm. This speaks volumes, highlighting that our HR approach and the quality of our Trainee Solicitor Programme is exceptional and effective”.

    Kerri Bradley, HR Director
  • “I began my journey at Cleaver Fulton Rankin as a trainee solicitor in 1997 and with support of the firm’s development programme, I was the first of my class of trainees to make it to Director. My job role has considerably changed from my first day in the firm and I am grateful for every experience Cleaver Fulton Rankin has given me to succeed and develop”.

    Patrick Fleming, Director
  • “Cleaver Fulton Rankin has taken a hands-on approach to my training and development. From the very beginning they have involved me in high-value transactions and have made me feel like an integral part of the team – be it by asking me to draft key documents, meet new clients or attend informative seminars. The open door policy means it’s very easy to ask lots of questions and bounce ideas off more experienced solicitors”.

    Aimee Donaldson, Trainee
  • “Cleaver Fulton Rankin places a strong emphasis on training and development and has actively encouraged my career progression to date from trainee to Associate Solicitor today. My journey has been exciting, rewarding and not without its challenges, but Cleaver Fulton Rankin has supported me every step of the way”.

    Kathryn Laverty, Associate Solicitor

Get In Touch

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Aaron Moore


Trainee Director