Welcome to our trainee solicitor recruitment hub

You can read all about what it is like to be in the team, find out what we look for in our new trainees and learn why Teacher Stern is a great Firm to start your career in.

Find full details of the Trainee Solicitor Programme, details on how to Apply for a Training Contract and meet some of our partners, mentors and trainees.

COVID-19 2020 update – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to put on hold recruitment for this year’s vacation scheme.

We would like to thank those who have invested their time and effort in their applications to date and apologise for the inconvenience. We will provide further information regarding our future vacation schemes and training contracts as it becomes available.

Recruitment for training contracts to commence in both the years 2022 and 2023 will take place in calendar year 2021.

If you have any questions or queries about the scheme, please contact Jess Bosley on j.bosley@teacherstern.com.

We are very proud of our great reputation

Here is just a sample of the positive things that the Lex 100 has said about traineeships with Teacher Stern:

“Trainees are drawn to the breadth of expertise and quality of work

Trainees – “working directly with partners is also a big plus”

“Everyone is very friendly and works together well, and the firm has a genuinely welcoming feeling”

“Trainees have relished winning in a hearing against the odds, completing on the sale of a commercial property and helping out on a £200m deal”

We are proud to be a Lex 100 Winner in the Client Contact category.

To read the full review, and our full Legal 500 rankings, visit our profile.

Teacher Stern ‘has two sides – it is a central London firm with a commercial client base and strong reputation, yet it achieves a good work/life balance and a friendly culture with approachable, normal people’. Trainees are ‘very client facing and receive more responsibility early on’, something which they consider ‘unparalleled in other firms’. This has led to Teacher Stern scooping up a Lex 100 Winner award for client contact. Recruits love the feeling of being ‘hands-on with live matters’ and relish the opportunities to ‘draft contracts and manage transactions from the outset’.

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