We believe Sintons is the ideal place to start your legal career. If you’re looking for a training contract in an award-winning law firm, regarded as one of the very best in the North of England, which is known for the close and supportive working environment it offers, then Sintons is the place for you.
At Sintons, we are absolutely committed to the development of future legal talent and from the day they join us, our trainees are a central part of our team. Starting your training contract with us is just the beginning of your legal career and we will work with you to enable you to be the best lawyer you can be; after all, you are the future of our firm. You will benefit from working alongside some of the leading lawyers in their field, regionally and nationally, and will be supported every step of the way on your way to qualification.
During your two-year training period with us, you will complete seats in four different departments, which will offer experience of a full range of work. You will be given responsibility from day one and will be enabled to work directly with our clients. We handle matters on behalf of businesses and individuals throughout the UK, meaning you will be given unrivalled opportunities to get involved in a very broad range of work.
We work very closely as a firm, and while we are split into a number of departments, everyone knows everyone else. We pride ourselves on the close working relationships we have throughout Sintons. Our group of trainee solicitors and solicitor apprentices take a lead in our firm-wide fundraising efforts, on behalf of our nominated firm charity, which will give you a chance to get to know our firm and our people very quickly.
Now is a great time to join Sintons. We are a strong and ambitious law firm, which won an unprecedented five awards at the Northern Law Awards 2019, including the overall Law Firm of the Year. We are also continually recognised for our strength and capability throughout the business, most recently by Legal 500 2021 and Chambers 2020, which hailed Sintons as a stand-out specialist advisor in the North of England in many key areas of the firm.
To find out what it is really like training at Sintons, have a look at our pages in the menu to the right.
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COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on recruitment
We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and any impact on our recruitment procedures. At the time of writing this, our hope is to continue with recruitment in 2021 to recruit trainees to join us in September 2023 & 2023. Please read on for more information about the process.
Our Graduate Recruitment process – how do I apply?
If you are interested in a training contract at Sintons, then we would love to hear from you. Please complete our online application form any time after 1 January but make sure we receive it before 30 April.
If you are shortlisted to the next stage, we will invite you to an assessment week in June. This is a great opportunity for you to understand and gain experience of what the role of a trainee solicitor and qualified solicitor entails to make sure you are making the right career choice. We will obviously want to learn more about you too and you will have opportunities to talk to our Graduate Recruitment team and people across the firm during your time with us. While we appreciate it may be quite daunting, we try to make the week as fun and as interesting as possible and you will also have lots of time to get to know our trainees and solicitor apprentices.
A summary of our timeline is:
|1 January 2021||Window to apply opens|
|30 April 2021||Window to apply closes|
|Week commencing 21 June and 28 June||Those shortlisted to the next stage will be invited to one of our assessment weeks|
|July (date to be confirmed)||For those successful for the final stage, an interview with our Managing Partner and Head of People Services|
|By end of July||Offers made to join us in September 2022 or September 2023|
Finally, please take a few moments to read our Graduate Recruitment Handbook.