Work Experience & Trainee Solicitors

Kickstart your career in law at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Our Programmes

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

Places available throughout the year.

Duration: Up to one week.

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Trainee Solicitor

Up to five 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 application process is currently closed.

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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

Get In Touch

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

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Aaron Moore

Trainee Director