Applying for a training contract with Fox Williams begins with an application for our vacation schemes, as this is the only way we recruit our trainee solicitors. We believe this is an important process for us as well as any prospective trainee solicitors.

Kicking things off

You must first complete our online application form which can be found here. Each application is carefully read and considered on its individual merits. In our commitment to diversity, these applications are also assessed blindly by removing information that may indicate an applicant’s background.

The second step in the process consist of two separate elements: an online psychometric test and an informal networking session with our partners and your fellow applicants. TIP: Be professional and be yourself!

Following this second step, we will invite a maximum of 18 candidates, broken into three groups, to join one of our vacation schemes.

Vacation scheme

Typically, our vacation schemes are a week long and will give you an insight into what it is like to be a trainee solicitor with us. The vacation scheme is a friendly process where you will be exposed to different elements of the firm and work with your fellow vacation schemers to complete various projects. You will sit in two of our departments and get an opportunity to speak with your potential colleagues as well as our current trainees who have sat exactly where you are.

Following the vacation scheme we will decide who we will be offering training contracts to. However, whether successful or not, we want to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors has a fantastic experience that they can learn from. Your feedback following the scheme will be concise, and hopefully, helpful for your journey.

What next?

If you have been successful and have been awarded a training contract, we will be in constant contact ensuring that you feel a part of the firm, until you join with us full-time. This is primarily through regular social events, however our graduate recruitment team will be an email/phone call away if there is anything you need.


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