Training Contract Manchester 2026
During your training contract, you will work on real work with real clients - you will not find yourself next to the photocopier all day. Over the two years, you will complete four seats each six-months in length, from a diverse range of departments from Real Estate to Personal Injury to Finance to Technology. We do not have any compulsory seats but we do encourage trainees to experience the departments that make the firm who we are today. You will also have the chance to be seconded to a number of our clients on exciting project work, or to our Silicon Valley office.
In every seat, you can look forward to working with a supervisor who will be a Senior Associate, Director or Partner with a huge amount of legal experience. It’s their job to make sure you get the best experience in every seat, by providing you with a variety of client work and being on hand to offer all the support and guidance you need.
You’ll also be assigned a “buddy” - a Newly Qualified Solicitor (NQ) who will have been in your position not long ago. They’re there to answer all your questions – so don’t feel shy – they’ll know exactly how you’re feeling.
To apply to this vacancy you must be eligible to start your Training Contract in August 2026 and be happy to study towards the SQE as opposed to the LPC.
Please note we start screening applications forms and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date.
At Fieldfisher, people are vital to our success. Our clients choose us for our expertise, our understanding, and our insight. Without the support and fresh perspectives of our Trainees and Apprentices, this would not be possible.
But it’s not just about providing award-winning, cutting edge advice, it’s about our relationships with our clients and with each other – we pride ourselves on our Fieldfisher community. We are a caring, sharing bunch with huge numbers involved in Corporate Responsibility. We promote inclusiveness and diversity, encourage innovation and endorse collegiality every step of the way.
Our offering is unique. Yes, you will get to work with some amazing clients like the BBC or may be seconded to one of our international offices, but you will also work with some incredible people who are industry experts in their field. These are the people who will guide and nurture you and inspire you to achieve great things.
We believe in giving you maximum exposure and a variety of experiences, which is essential if you are to become the lawyer of tomorrow and be a trusted advisor to your clients. We encourage all Fieldfisher employees to bring their real selves to work, so there’s a place for every background, interest, and degree of discipline at our firm. We have a number of programmes and opportunities available for students who are interested in a career in law.
Whether you're at school or University, we have something for you.
With Trainees and Apprentices based in our Birmingham, London, and Manchester offices, we can assure you that you will join a network of hard-working, diligent, and professional employees.