Every start to a career in law is unique and, at Thrings, we appreciate the different journeys people take to become qualified as a solicitor or legal professional. We look for bright, talented and proactive people who are willing to learn and develop their legal prowess to make a difference for their clients – whatever their route to qualification.

Find out below about the different ways you can work at Thrings in a qualified legal role

Yes, we do.

Up until the creation of SQE the traineeship was the most typical route people used as part of their qualification. You will have earned your undergraduate degree - either in Law or in another subject followed by a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – before commencing your LPC.

As a trainee solicitor at, Thrings you will go onto gain experience within at least three different practice areas as part of our two-year training contract, split into four six-month seats.

Yes, we do.

The SQE route is the newest route to qualification as a solicitor and we are actively supporting people through it already.

It helps to make a career in law accessible to people who hadn’t considered it before, with people holding a degree in any subject eligible to enrol (without the need for the GDL or LPC).

At Thrings, we provide those undertaking the SQE route with on the job learning as they complete their exams alongside two years of invaluable work experience, similar to the existing training contract route.

Yes, we do.

Solicitor Apprenticeships take six years to complete. This can be reduced to four years if following a two-year Paralegal Apprenticeship.

At Thrings, we are very supportive of individuals finding a unique path to law as an apprentice, giving a long-term blended learning experience on the job.

Yes, we do.

The CILEX route provides a much more tailored vocational learning experience in law, compared to other routes to qualification, allowing people to focus their education in a specific area of the law they are interested in. With the learning being self-led, timings to complete the course are also much more customisable.

At Thrings, we support a mix of our staff from different areas and different roles across the firm to pursue the CILEX route, whether they are in a supporting legal role and have taken an interest in the work fee-earners do or even if they have decided a traditional training contract wasn’t for them. You can study CILEX with or without a degree and there are three different levels depending on your academic or work experience so far.

Upon completion of the CPQ route, you can then complete the SQE route (see above) to become an SRA registered solicitor.

Yes, we do.

We are keen to see all of our staff reach their potential by developing their skills and knowledge. Many of our staff from our various Business Services teams have pursued professional qualifications with the support of the firm.

For further on trainee places please visit our trainee page. For current job role, please visit our vacancies page. Or for any other enquiry please email us: