People choose to work at Capsticks because we have a passion and a curiosity for the type of work we do. We’re a full service law firm specialising in health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline.
You will be looking for a first class training experience, and of course experienced supportive supervision, and we will certainly provide you with both. But we also like to give our people responsibility early on in their careers and as a trainee; you will have autonomy to run your own cases, whilst knowing that you have the support of an approachable supervisor.
Our Training Principal, Ian Cooper takes his role very seriously and through regular contact with the trainee group, he is keen to receive feedback about the training experience we provide.
Diversity & Inclusivity
We take a proactive approach to diversity to ensure all of our people are recognised for their unique talents and skills. We have a very open and welcoming culture with robust recruitment procedures and compulsory diversity training.
Corporate social responsibility
Our trainees are usually the first to get involved in the variety of corporate social responsibility activities the firm has on offer.
Whether it is helping elderly Wimbledon residents get to grips with new technology, mentoring children and young adults in Leeds and Birmingham or serving up meals to the homeless in Winchester, we value making connections with our local community. We also hold lots of charity events, such as the competitive football and netball tournament, and love any excuse for a bake off.
The training process
Our trainees rotate every six months through our various legal divisions. and as a trainee you can gain experience in the following areas of law:
- Clinical Law including medical negligence claims, advisory and inquests
- Housing including housing development and housing management
- Real Estate
Our HR team meet trainees halfway through each seat in order to identify seat preferences for the next rotation.
Where possible, we will support qualification as soon as possible for those who have relevant paralegal experience that can form part of their period of recognised training.
Life as a trainee
To really understand what life as a trainee is like here it’s best to ask the experts so here is what some of our trainees say about working at Capsticks…
Who should apply?
We are committed to recruiting the best people to maintain our market leading position. We welcome applications from candidates who are either on course for or have achieved at least a 2.1 (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. We also expect candidates to be able to demonstrate they are committed to a career in our specialist sectors and to be highly driven, but well rounded, team players, with good problem solving and communication skills.
How to apply
To apply for a training contract at Capsticks, please complete our online application form by clicking here.
The deadline for the application process is 5:30 pm on Monday 11 June 2018.
The first stage of our assessment process will be telephone interviews with a member of the HR team which will take place during w/c 25 June.
Those successfully shortlisted to second stage will then be invited to an assessment centres which will take place:
- in Leeds (for roles in Leeds and Birmingham) on Tuesday 17 July; and
- in London (for roles in London and Winchester) on Thursday 19 July.
Should you have any queries about the recruitment process, you can contact the HR team on 0208 780 4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org