Training Contract Recruitment

If you are looking for a training contract in a modern and progressive law firm that offers a variety of experiences and support from great lawyers, while enjoying life in the North East’s capital, then read on.

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 and Chambers & Partners, which hailed Sintons as a stand-out specialist advisor in the North of England and the UK in many key areas of the firm.

We are committed to the development of future legal talent and value our trainees as 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.

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 exposure to our clients who are businesses, organisations and individuals from the North East of England, as well as throughout the UK and further afield.

You will get involved in departmental training across the firm and you will take an active role within each department and working with our group of trainee solicitors and solicitor apprentices to lead our fundraising efforts for the firm’s charity. This is a great way to get to know everyone in 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.

Also, our trainees are on Twitter, follow @SintonsTrainees to see what they are up to or to ask for advice.

How do I apply?

If you are perusing this page then it may be that you are looking at training contract opportunities in the future at Sintons. Our recruitment process to join us in September 2026 is now closed.

However, the window for recruitment to start with us in September 2027 will open again early in January 2025 so please do return then for more information.

In the meantime, thank you for your interest in Sintons.

Finally, please take a few moments to read our Graduate Recruitment Handbook.

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