What We Offer

Trainee Programme

Your programme

One of the things that sets our Trainee Programme apart is that our trainees complete five rotations during the traineeship. Trainees will complete a rotation in each of the four main practice areas – corporate, finance, litigation and property as well as being encouraged to choose a niche area that they are interested in. Upon qualification you will have an in-depth knowledge and experience of all aspects of our firm enabling you to make an informed decision regarding your future area of specialisation.


The Trainee Programme focuses on developing a number of core skill areas, which are essential to success as a lawyer. These include:


  • Advanced legal research for commercial practice
  • Advanced writing and drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • People
  • Practice management
  • Business development


At every stage of your training and development, you will be encouraged to push your boundaries and to get involved in work of the highest calibre in an environment designed to support your professional growth and development.


Training & Development

You will have the opportunity to work in five different practice groups and to complete at least one rotation in each of our four major practice fields: Corporate, Finance, Litigation and Property.  We work with you to nurture your interests.


The majority of our trainees share an office with a partner. This gives you invaluable exposure to the work of the practice group, allows you to learn from the experts and helps you to build meaningful life-long connections. The benefits of these connections last long after traineeships are completed, and it is yet another example of practical steps we take in the pursuit of legal expertise and excellence for our trainees.


London Rotation

Arthur Cox trainees have the opportunity to do a rotation in our London office. The London office forms a key part of the firm’s international network. The rotation provides a unique opportunity for professional development and personal growth in a vibrant and exciting city.


Client Secondments

Arthur Cox trainees have the opportunity to do secondments in-house with clients (as the need arises).


Support and Guidance

Arthur Cox is a team-based environment and our trainees are an integral part of our legal team. Our open-door culture means that questions and queries are encouraged – helping you to feel supported as your experience grows.


Whatever your assignment, you will have constant support, advice and guidance from the Head of the Trainee Programme, the partners and solicitors with whom you work.

"I found life as an Arthur Cox trainee exciting, enjoyable and hugely beneficial to my career as a solicitor."

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