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.

We are now accepting applications for training contract vacancies. Please click here to download the application form.

Please submit your completed application to

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

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.

Our current and previous trainees have benefitted from a wide range of experiences alongside hands-on client work, including taking part in an international secondment to a Wall Street law firm and joining in workplace initiatives such as the Wellington Place choir. Follow the links below to read about some of their experiences.