Graduate recruitment

Applications for our trainee programme in 2025 are now open.

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We are now accepting applications for our 2025 trainee intake. The application deadline is 16 April 2023.

To ensure candidates are considered for the programme nearest to them, please apply to our trainee programme either in Guildford (Surrey-based) or Southampton (Hampshire-based).

Start your application:

Apply for our trainee programme in either:

Our recruitment process will begin after the application deadline when all applications are considered.

If you require more information or if you have a question around the application process, please contact kate.harris@moorebarlow.com

Trainee programme factsheet

Discover more about the programme in our trainee programme factsheet.

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Who can apply?

We are looking for trainee solicitors who have come through via the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route or have studied the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Your training will typically be organised across four seats, each lasting six months. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas of law and there is the possibility, depending on the needs of the business, to specialise early on in your training within the practice areas that interest you most.

You will benefit from a structured programme designed to provide you with the right experience, education, hands on involvement and support to prepare you for your career.

Any questions?

If you have a question about the application process, please contact Kate Harris.

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SQE: qualifying work experience

This new route began in September 2021 and will soon be the only way to qualify as a solicitor. Your qualifying work experience will cover a period of up to two years.

Training contract

We are still accepting graduates who have studied the LPC. Training with us gives you the opportunity to work across the business, experiencing the range of legal disciplines we cover.

Why consider us for your training?

We offer trainees experience in a variety of work, including:

  • Four seats from across seven different divisions.
  • Experience of on the ground legal work; including court attendance, client meetings and document drafting.
  • Early responsibility and ownership.
  • Working with lawyers who are experts in their field.

What do we look for in our trainees?

When recruiting trainees, we identify candidates who have the potential to become partners. Ours is a long-term commitment, during which you will be given every opportunity to excel.

If you have the characteristics we are looking for, we will provide the environment, encouragement and opportunities for you to flourish both personally and professionally. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

If you are commercially aware, have a positive approach to business development, have an excellent academic track record and are self-motivated, then Moore Barlow is the firm where you can thrive and make a difference in the world.

As a leading law firm, we look to recruit talented individuals and offer places to those who can demonstrate the qualities we seek.. We have a drive to grow organically, therefore we aim to offer a permanent position at the end of your training period.

When we recruit trainees, we value and encourage applications from a wide variety of backgrounds. Here is what we look for:

  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm, an eagerness for new challenges and to make a difference in the world
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • A strong commitment to academic studies*
  • Confidence
  • Flexibility
  • Good people and team working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Analytical ability and excellent research skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills

(*We recognise that all people are different and we place importance around team-fit above pure academics.)

We also look for individuals who share our values; and we will ask you about what these values mean to you in your interview.

We believe that investing in our people will help us deliver the very best service to our clients. Our culture is open, diverse and inclusive; it’s an environment of belonging, where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves. We strive to nurture our people and offer enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable careers. This includes providing the best training, great pay and rewards, and a good work-life balance.

We are inspired by people who want to make a meaningful difference. As an employee, it’s important to understand the strategic direction of the firm, and your role in helping to achieve it. We encourage our people to be open about their ideas and views and to tell us what they think. Everyone at Moore Barlow has a part to play in our success.

Start your application:

Apply for our trainee programme in Guildford, Surrey

Apply for our trainee programme in Southampton, Hampshire