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Trainee Solicitor - Sheffield



Sheffield, UK
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Job Description

Eligibility – You must have completed the Legal Practice Course or SQE Level 1 6 months prior to the training contract start date

Dates – 2 intakes commencing 2025

Office – Sheffield
Application window - Closes on the 19th of December 2023

A training contract at Fragomen is the beginning of a successful career in Immigration Law. You will be given stimulating and rewarding work with real responsibility from day one – working with the world’s most respected immigration professionals and with exciting, global clients across a range of industries.

About the training contract:

On your two-year training contract, you will spend time in a selection of seats:

  • UK Inbound – covering compliance, corporate & private immigration

  • Office of General Counsel, EMEA

  • International Secondment to one of our EMEA offices (elective)

  • CADP (Consular and Document Practice)

You will gain insight into the world of immigration and understand where your passion lies for future development. We listen to feedback and take on-board preferences where possible.

What you can expect from Fragomen:

We are proud of our team spirit, and we like to reflect this in the way that we work and in everything we do. A career at Fragomen will provide you with the opportunity to work in an exciting environment for a broad range of clients, where no two days are the same. You will face interesting challenges and you will work with dedicated, friendly, and ambitious people, where providing exceptional client service is at the core of what we do.

  • We prioritise Responsible Business Practice through Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion, Charity & Pro bono work, Social and Environmental & Sustainability. There are plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference

  • You can expect hybrid working and collaboration across offices.

  • You’ll receive regular support from dedicated Partners and Mentors throughout your training contract and beyond

  • Exciting social events and team activities

"Throughout my time as a Trainee with Fragomen, I have had the opportunity to become involved in a wide variety of immigration-related matters alongside regular casework, including writing blogs for publication, assisting partners with roundtable preparations, and independently holding calls with potential new clients. Taking on this level of responsibility has been instrumental in preparing me for life as a qualified solicitor, and I have felt supported and encouraged throughout all these new experiences by my colleagues. I am excited to find out what the remainder of my training contract holds” – Chloe Evans, Trainee Solicitor, Sheffield

About you:

You will be commercially minded, driven to succeed and with a passion to develop a career in Immigration Law.

Technical excellence is important to us. We will take an interest in this and your academics, but we are equally keen to learn about you as an individual and what you can bring to the firm.

How to apply:
The application period closes on 19th December 2023.

Please see an overview of our application process below so you can prepare and know what to expect.

  • Please select ‘Apply’ and submit an updated copy of your CV and Covering Letter

  • You will be invited to participate in an online video interview

  • Following this, you will then be invited to complete an online assesment that explores your verbal, numerical and deductive reasoning

  • The final stage will be an in-person assessment centre which will take place in March 2024. This involves half a day at our offices to carry out a conversational interview, a group exercise and a written assesment. If you have attended the Assessment centre, you can expect news within two weeks.

If you are interested in both UK office locations, there will be opportunity to clarify this during early selection.

Fragomen is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.