Foot Anstey Training Contracts

& Vacation Schemes

Ambitious futures start here – Learn why Foot Anstey could be the right fit for you.

Training at Foot Anstey

We like our trainees to stand out from the crowd. We look for excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

Our Training Contracts consist of six seats of four months. During this time you will work closely with clients across a number of sectors gaining a huge amount of experience in different areas of law. At all times you will be supported by your supervisor and colleagues all of whom are there to help you to develop your legal and commercial expertise.


Virtual Client Secondments

We offer you the chance to work closely with one key client in our award winning ‘Virtual Trainee’ scheme.

Aligned to one client for the duration, you will effectively be a trainee for that client on a virtual basis, gaining first hand experience of clients’ needs and challenges whilst still being able to benefit from all of what Foot Anstey has to offer.

GDL and LPC Sponsorship

We are able to offer you support through sponsorship, available for both the LPC and GDL. On top of that we provide a bursary for each year of study (currently £5,000 per year).

We know that this can be a huge weight off your shoulders and lets you minimise worry and focus on getting the best start to your legal career.

What is the application process?

When applications open you can either apply directly for a Training Contract with us or via our Vacation Scheme route. Our Vacation Scheme offers a week of work experience in June during which you will be aligned to a team, gain invaluable insight into our business, and find out what makes us different from other law firms.

Trainee Application Process

What do we offer you?

First class training

Throughout your training contract you will receive first class training and support to ensure you reach your potential.

With an A rating from Legal Cheek for our Training, Quality of Work, Peer Support, and Partner Approachability you can be sure that you will qualify having gained hands on legal experience with clients in an environment that is friendly and supportive.

Quality work and clients

As a trainee you will be involved with client work from day one. We want you to put your knowledge to the test in commercial situations in order to learn how to deliver legal solutions to clients.

With over 550 people working across our network of seven locations in the South West and South, we provide exceptional legal services and advice to a portfolio of regional, national and international clients.

We are proud to have been Highly Commended at the Legal Cheek Awards for Best Law Firm for Quality of Work 2019.

Top 100 law firm

We are among the UK’s top 100 law firms, with over 50 partners and over 500 staff and have been named in numerous awards that include the British Legal Awards, and have been recognised in the FT Innovative Lawyers’ report.

Rewards and benefits

Working at Foot Anstey, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits and as a future trainee we will cover the cost of your GDL and/or LPC plus you will receive a maintenance grant whilst studying. Contact us for more details of this scheme.

You will also receive all the other benefits that come from working at the firm including access to our wellbeing and CSR programmes, free fruit in our offices, and a weekly lifestyle hour.

A strong track record

Unlike other law firms our growth over the past decade has been purely down to an organic strategy, rather than pursuing mergers. The reason we think this is important to you is that it means we have a strong core focus and cultural identity – everyone that work with Foot Anstey believes in helping you achieve your goals.