Trainee solicitors faqs

Answers to frequently asked questions about applying for a trainee solicitor position with Furley Page are below.

Informative blogs and videos by our current trainee solicitors about their training experience with Furley Page are at the end of the page. We also invite you to look at the careers of our previous trainees who have stayed with Furley Page.


Trainee Solicitor recruitment 2026

In preparation for the transition from LPC to SQE for all trainee solicitors, we have taken the decision to suspend our 2024 trainee recruitment until the summer of 2025.

Please revisit our website early next year for full details of our SQE trainee solicitor recruitment application process for a 2026 start date.


Q. Can I apply for both an Undergraduate Summer Placement and the Trainee vacancy?

Yes, you can apply for both using the same form. Please ensure that you indicate at the top of the first page which you are applying for.

Q. How many positions does Furley Page have?

Furley Page usually recruits two Trainees each year. More than two Trainee Solicitors are sometimes considered.

Q. If I am successful, what will be my starting salary?

Furley Page offers a competitive salary to our trainees.

Q. When do I need to submit my application?

If you are applying only for the Trainee vacancy, the closing date isFriday 30 June 2023

Q. When will I be interviewed and by whom?

Furley Page operates a two stage interview process. Your first interview will be undertaken by an Associate and the Senior HR Manager and will take place on Wednesday 19 July 2023. You may also be asked to undertake some practical tests.

If you are invited to undertake a second interview, which will also incorporate a short presentation, this will be undertaken by the Training Principal, a Partner and a Senior Associate, together with the Senior HR Manager, and will take place during on  Wednesday 2 August  2023.

Q. If I apply only for the Trainee role, will I be at a disadvantage if I have not undertaken a work placement scheme with you?

No.  All candidates for the Trainee role will be measured against our criteria for the role.  Previous work experience with a law firm is, however, desirable.

Q. Does Furley Page offer any financial assistance with my postgraduate studies?

Furley Page will fund the entire LPC fees with a combination of a grant an interest free loan which must be repaid by the end of your training contract.

Q. Does Furley Page recommend any specific electives for me to undertake whilst continuing with my studies?

Furley Page suggests that you chose electives which interest you.

Q. I’ve got mitigating circumstances. How can I make you aware of this?

Please provide this information either within your covering letter or in a separate note, providing as much information as possible.

Q. Are you only looking for academic success?

At Furley Page we value both academic success and previous commercial and client focused experience regardless of whether this has been gained within a legal practice or within non-legal employment.

Q. Do you have any advice about the application and interview processes?

We expect our application form and covering letter to be completed to a high professional standard.  For  tips about applying to be a trainee solicitor and life as a trainee solicitor, see blogs written by our trainee solicitors.

Also make use of expert resources at Prospects on how to draft CVs and covering letters and interview tips.

Q. Do any of your trainee solicitors stay with Furley Page after qualifying?

Yes. Many of our previous trainees choose to stay with Furley Page and have a successful career achieving Associate and Partner level. Some go on to head up entire legal departments. See for yourself by reviewing the profiles of our previous trainee solicitors by clicking on their names:



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