Training Contracts

Training Contracts in London, Watford, Bristol & Birmingham

Why Join Us?

If you secure a training contract with us, you will be given a high level of responsibility from the start. Trainees are a vital part of the firm's future development and we currently offer training contracts in our London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham offices.

Your Training Contract

Your training contract will consist of 4 seats in a range of areas, depending on business need. You will also spend time in our business services teams, helping you to get to grips with the way in which the firm works as a whole.

VWV is a firm with a long history which is continuing to evolve. We are growing and welcome those who can join us to support our future development.

As a trainee solicitor with us, you will benefit from:

  • Starting salary from £28,000 in Bristol & Birmingham, £33,000 in Watford and £36,000 London.
  • Sponsorship for future Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) study.
  • £4,000 grant to support you whilst you study.

Our Approach to Solicitors Qualifying Examination

  • The first trainees joining us on the SQE will do so in September 2024.
  • We will sponsor future trainees on the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1 & SQE2) at the University of Law
  • Alongside the SQE, we'll continue to accept applications from candidates who have the LPC and would like to qualify through the traditional route
  • Training contract applications will open in November 2023 and close on 6th February 2024 for Training Contracts starting in 2025 and 2026, with the Vacation Scheme taking place in June 2024.

Starting Salary


Study Grant

  • Take the Paralegal Route

    Most of our trainees start with us as a Paralegal before commencing a training contract, which we fully support and encourage. Working as a Paralegal before your training contract gives you the opportunity to get to know your colleagues, our systems and processes, and gives you the best start to your career with us.

  • Our Approach to SQE

    We are finalising our plans for rolling out the SQE but we envisage that the first trainees joining us on the SQE will do so by 2024. At this stage we anticipate launching alongside our traditional route to qualification before fully transitioning across to SQE.

Polite note to agencies - VWV has made the financial investment to employ an in-house recruitment team to adopt a direct sourcing strategy which supports the future growth of the firm. If on occasion agency support is required for any of our live vacancies, introductions will only be deemed accepted if the agency has agreed to VWV's recruitment terms through our Recruitment Manager, Emma Forrester. We'd please ask that you do not send unsolicited introductions to our Partners or anyone else in the firm. Should we engage with your candidate through our own direct sourcing means, we reserve the right not to be bound by your terms and conditions should you do so without our consent.