Training contracts and legal apprenticeships at JB Leitch

We’ll help you thrive

Our trainees shape and develop our future business. From the moment you start your training contract, we’ll steer and support you on the road to qualification and beyond.

Training contracts

A first-class or 2.1 degree and excellent A-levels are a must.

But it’s just as important that you’re inquisitive with a curiosity to learn and develop your skills at this exciting stage in your career. You’ll have a creative approach when responding to challenges and be a well-rounded team player who can demonstrate that you fit with our professional and dynamic culture.

Our training contracts don’t just pave the way for your long-term career at JB Leitch, they also place you right at the heart of the firm from the outset. You’ll build your skills, develop your knowledge learning from our legal experts and start delivering important work for our clients.

Legal apprenticeships

Our Legal Apprenticeships are designed to appeal to bright school leavers who are interested in a career in law but have chosen not to attend university.

If you’re an ambitious school leaver looking for a career in law through a vocational route and have strong GCSE and A Level results then our Legal Apprenticeships offers an excellent opportunity to kick start your legal career.

Selection process

It all starts with your application which you can make using our online application process or by emailing

This is your chance to create that first impression so think about how you convey the qualities that make you suitable and keep an eye on the detail.

Application hints and tips

1. Why JB Leitch?

If you’re taking the trouble to apply for a position with us we assume that you have researched thoroughly. We will expect you to be able to explain why you feel that you are a good fit for this firm.

2. Pay attention to the detail

If your application contains mistakes then you are unlikely to be invited for interview. Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail are important to us.

3. Don’t undersell yourself

Don’t just tell us what you’ve done, tell us what you have achieved, what were your successes and where did you make a difference? You want to stand out from the crowd and this is your opportunity to do just that.

4. Avoid jargon

You want to make sure your message is understood so avoid using any jargon or abbreviations that might be confusing.

5. Covering letter

Keep your covering letter concise and to the point. Make sure that it describes your suitability for the role and demonstrates you have thought hard about your application.

The next steps

If your application is successful you will be invited to meet us for an initial interview at our offices with one of our HR Team and a representative from the Management Team.

If you perform well at your initial interview you will be invited to attend a second interview during which you will meet one of our senior lawyers and in most cases our Principal Lawyer, Jonathan Leitch.

Academic achievement is important to us but so is your work ethic, values and cultural fit. We’ll need to know you’re excited by the prospect of joining JB Leitch and the opportunity of learning about our clients’ businesses and specialisms. We will assess you as a whole during the selection process so let the real you shine through when we meet you.

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