In-House Training Contracts? The future of flexible lawyering

There are various companies who are authorised to provide in-house training contracts. This type of training differs from private practice as the company you work for is effectively your client.

Approximately 500 companies are allowed to offer training contracts in the UK, but these businesses tend to only recruit as and when they are needed. Because of this, only about 3% of training contracts offered every year are in-house.

Benefits? A better work-life balance; (don’t expect a 9-to-5 though!); more specialised seat choices and greater business-orientated commercial awareness.

The biggest employer for in-house training contracts is actually the Government, or as it is more commonly known, the Government Legal Services (GLS). They offer TC’s within both the Government Legal Department and HMRC.

However there are other companies, (listed below) who have offered TC’s in the past:

  • AON;
  • Amazon;
  • Aviva;
  • Barclays;
  • BBC
  • BNP Paribas
  • BT
  • Credit Suisse
  • E.On
  • EDF
  • Harrods
  • London Underground
  • MTV
  • Sainsburys
  • Vodafone

The trick to getting one of these sought-after TC’s is to keep checking their vacancies and to ask! ask! ask!

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