We have launched a trainee solicitor programme in Northern Ireland offering the opportunity to work in the firm’s Belfast location. The application form for September 2021 has now closed, but keep an eye on our website and social media for details of future opportunities.
Virtual insight evenings 2021
The online application for virtual insight evenings 2021 is now closed.
Have a look at our meet us page, to see other events which you can attend.
Placements 2022 & training contracts 2024
The online application for summer placements 2022 and training contracts 2024 will open in December 2021.
Watch our videos on YouTube and read our blog posts. Learn everything you can about the firm and the training programme before submitting you application.
Please note that you cannot apply for a placement without also applying for a training contract.
Shoosmiths reserve the right to close the application form earlier if all places have been successfully filled, therefore we advise you to submit your application for a summer vacation placement and training contract as soon as possible.
Virtual Insight Evening 2021
30 November 2020
Events will take place during January and February 2021.
Summer Placement 2021
28 February 2021
We are monitoring the situation and will be guided by government advice, but the placements will either go ahead in a physical or virtual format in June 2021.
Training Contract 2022/2023
31 May 2021
If your application is successful you will be invited to submit a video interview, then you may be invited to attend an assessment day late June/early July 2021.
COVID-19 - We’re closely monitoring this challenging situation and expect there to be some changes or postponement to our assessment process, please refer back to this page as we will post continuous updates regarding this matter. We hope you will understand that we cannot be any clearer at this point in time given the pace of change around us, but we will be in touch as soon as plans have been confirmed.
We are an equal opportunities employer and invite applications from candidates from all walks of life. If you need any assistance completing our online application form, or if you require any adjustments to be made to support you during the application or interview process please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please email the graduate recruitment team on [email protected] or speak to either Danielle Owens (03700 861874) or Samantha Hope (03700 863075) to discuss further.
Shoosmiths supports the voluntary code to good practice in the recruitment of trainee solicitors which aims to provide a fair recruitment process for all applicants. Amongst other things, the Code encourages law firms to wait until students' final year of undergraduate study before making official training contract offers.
The purpose of this is to ensure that students are provided with sufficient time to gain a breadth of experience, and are not unduly put in a position where they are required to make a long-term commitment in the early stages of undergraduate study.
Heard enough and ready to apply? Access and start your application here and take the first step to your careers at Shoosmiths.