Trainee Solicitor Recruitment

Welcome to the Trainee Solicitor Recruitment section of our website. In this section, you will find full details of the Trainee Solicitor Programme, details on how to Apply for a Training Contract and get to meet some of our partners, mentors and trainees.

Unfortunately, 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. Further details will be posted in the FAQs by the end of May 2020.

If you have any questions or queries about the scheme, please contact Jess Bosley on

Enter our competition

Alongside our TRAINEE SPOTLIGHT LinkedIn posts, we will be asking for your entries into our competition.

With no vacation scheme happening this year, we still want to ensure that our future trainees have the opportunity to find out what it is like to be part of the Teacher Stern team.

Once everything is back to ‘normal’, one lucky winner will get a chance to go for lunch with one of our hiring partners, gaining a true insight into Teacher Stern and asking the questions they want the answers to!

How to enter: Answer these three questions about Teacher Stern.

All correct answers will be entered into the prize draw to win lunch with one of our hiring partners.


  1. When was Teacher Stern established? (See our website’s About Us page)
  2. How many practice areas do we have at Teacher Stern? (Use our website’s menu to help)
  3. How many minutes long is the ‘Life as a trainee at Teacher Stern’ video? (The video is on our Trainee Solicitor Recruitment website page)

Please email your answers to with the subject title – Trainee Spotlight Competition.

Good luck!

Applying for our TRAINEE SPOTLIGHT competition?  Read the terms and conditions here. 

To Apply for a Training Contract with Teacher Stern, you should at the same time apply for our Vacation Scheme Programme. Participation on the programme will not only give you the opportunity to come and meet us in person, but it will enable you to get an inside look at what it will be like to train and work at Teacher Stern.

In the other pages in this section, you will find details about how to:

If you have any queries regarding our trainee solicitor recruitment process or any of our trainee solicitor programmes, please feel free to contact a member of our trainee solicitor recruitment team who would be delighted to assist you.

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”

Contact our team: