What we look for in a trainee

It’s not easy to become a Winckworth Sherwood trainee. With over 300 applicants vying for just eight placements each year, you will have to demonstrate outstanding qualities, both academically and personally.

You should be:
  • Intelligent
  • Personable
  • Confident
  • Committed
  • Your own person 
You should have:
  • A strong academic record both at school and university, usually a minimum of 3 As at A-level and 2:1 degree
  • Attributes that demonstrate how you would make a positive contribution to the firm
  • An empathetic approach to clients
  • A clear business head
  • Evidence of interests and success in non-academic pursuits
  • The ability to think creatively and flexibly in a fast-paced and changing legal environment


Matt Cowen, Solicitor in our Social Housing team writes about the top five key skills needed to become a lawyer. View the article here.

Got what it takes?

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