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Trainee Programme

The Training Scheme

Featured in_Chambers Stud_2019_logoHodge Jones & Allen Solicitors has an extremely popular training scheme for solicitors. Our successful two year Solicitor Training Programme involves four seats of six months in teams of your choice. Each trainee shares a room with a partner and is closely supervised.



Peter Todd, Partner, has been nominated for Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake award by LawCarreers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards #LCNawards18 and 2016.

Most of the training is in-house with some formal courses. The work is hard but stimulating. The firm has a mentoring scheme for its trainees, whereby a former recent HJA trainee acts as a mentor for a current trainee.

Different routes to get a training contract

There are two routes into a training contract with Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors.

  • Firstly, each September, there is a selection by interview for a training place the following September. We currently select four or five trainees by this route
  • Secondly, we sometimes select trainees after a period of work with us as a paralegal in one of our teams. We advertise these positions here
  • Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors presently have a total of 16 trainees.

Who can apply for a training contract?

Applications from both law and non-law graduates are welcome. You should be able to demonstrate a consistently high level of academic and personal achievement. We generally expect an upper second class degree.

More information on working as a trainee at HJA.

Applications for our 2020 intake are now closed.

Listen to Alex Panayi, a second-year trainee at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors.

Triple Lex 100 Winner

Lex 100 is the Student’s Guide to the UK’s premier law firms. Each year trainees are asked to provide anonymous feedback on their training contract and to rate their experiences according to several different criteria. The survey results provide potential candidates with a valuable inside look at different firms, allowing them to make a more informed decision as to which employer may be the right match for them.

We are incredibly proud that we are a Lex 100 Winner for 2018/19 in the following categories: job satisfaction, quality of work and client contact. Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors was also a triple Lex 100 Winner in 2016/2017 edition.

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