Co-op Legal Services has awarded 17 trainee Solicitor contracts to a range of internal and external candidates. The new trainees will begin their training contracts from the end of September and will be based out of Co-op’s Bristol, Manchester and Sheffield offices. They will join almost 400 Co-op Legal Services colleagues who are currently based across the three offices.
The two-year trainee Solicitor programme will see the successful candidates rotate across at least three key practice areas, to gain well-rounded, hands on experience in consumer law. These practice areas will include Employment Law, Family Law, Probate and Trusts.
Director of Co-op Legal Services, Caoilionn Hurley, said that she is, “delighted to welcome these new trainee Solicitors into Co-op Legal Services and look forward to seeing how they develop their careers with us.”
She added, “Developing talent from within the business is something that we always aim to do and this year, we are pleased to expand our intake of new trainees.”
The trainee Solicitor programme is set to expand further in the coming years. From 2019 there will be two intakes of trainee Solicitors each year – the first in March and the second in September. Other services offered by the firm include Will Writing, Personal Injury and Conveyancing.
Co-op Legal Services offers accessible legal support and advice to Co-op members and the general public, without the jargon. If you’re interested in a career with Co-op Legal Services, access the Co-op Careers Portal to search for current vacancies and apply.
Update 12 December 2017
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If you’d like to be a part of it, head to the Co-op Careers Portal to view all jobs and apply.