Early Careers

Interested in a career in law? Birketts has a wide range of diverse routes to start your career.

On these pages, you will find details of our two-year training programme and vacation schemes, information about the kind of candidates we’re looking for and how to apply.

You’ll also have the chance to hear the stories of some of our people.

Our culture and people.

Discover more about our people and culture at Birketts.

Training contracts

Training Contracts

Our training contracts give you experience across 4 different seats during your time with Birketts. Supervised by experts within the business and working closely with the Partners, you will have exposure to clients and current work; delivering you a very real and high quality experience.

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Vacation Schemes

Our Vacation Schemes provides a work experience environment in which students can develop and gain practical, meaningful legal skills across a two week vacation scheme.

Discover more about our vacation schemes


Apprenticeships offer another route into law straight from school, or for a career change later in life.

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Schools Engagement and Outreach Activity

We don’t currently offer work experience placements within the firm but are committed to supporting the broader community and fostering a spirit of collaboration.

We connect with the next generation through being a Cornerstone Employer and we attend a range of events, workshops and webinars. Keep an eye on our events page for more information (include link).

If you have a specific query or would like to enquire about us attending an event/ activity, please email [email protected].

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Key Contacts


Lizzy Ferguson

Early Careers Officer

+44 1473 406294

[email protected]

Get in Touch

Please get in contact if you wish to discuss potential opportunities with Birketts, or for an informal chat.

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For general enquiries please call +44 (0)808 169 4320 or send a message from our Contact us page.