Training Contracts

Have you got what it takes to become a Shulmans lawyer?

Please watch this short film to learn more about what it's like to be a Shulmans trainee.

We are very proud of the reputation that Shulmans has established since the early 1980s and of the standards of excellence that we have achieved.

However, we cannot rest on our laurels. Our clients judge us not just on what we did yesterday, but on what we do today and tomorrow. We must therefore continue to deliver excellent service at all times. This is why it is so important that we recruit trainees who share our goals and philosophy.

This principle guides our approach to recruitment - we strive to find the best people who will help us to shape the Shulmans of the future.

Our trainee solicitors are of the highest calibre. A former trainee at Shulmans, was crowned 'Trainee Solicitor of the Year' at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016.

How to apply for a training contract at Shulmans

Details of our application process for training contracts can be found in our brochure.

Applications for training contract vacancies are now closed.

Important dates you should be aware of

  • October – Applications open
  • October/November – We will be at the law fairs of major Yorkshire educational institutions
  • February – Taster days
  • 31 March – Application deadline
  • May – Interviews
  • June/July – Vacation Placement Assessment
  • Mid July – Offers

Further information

For any further information, and if you would like an informal chat about our training contract application process, please contact our HR Manager, Neil Towse, on 0113 297 7732 or at

In the meantime, if you'd like to know what it's like to be a trainee solicitor at Shulmans, please read the accounts below from a few of our colleagues.

Several of our trainee solicitors started their careers with us as paralegals, and went on to secure a training contract at our firm. Further information about working at Shulmans can be found here.

 Two former trainees who qualified with the firm look back at their time below.