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Trainee Solicitor Careers in London, Watford & Bristol

Trainee Careers

Trainee Solicitor Careers in London, Watford and Bristol

Why join us?

  • Are you looking for a training contract with a law firm that focuses on excellence, development and teamwork?
  • Could you deliver the standards of client care and legal expertise that our lawyers provide to clients every day?
  • Can you thrive in our open culture which encourages participation and fosters achievement?

Developing your Legal Career

Training with us gives you the opportunity to develop your legal career, being involved in high-quality work and client-facing activities from the start. We have high expectations of our trainee solicitors because they match the firm's values and commitment to excellence. Many of our partners and lawyers trained with the firm and developed into widely respected legal experts in their chosen specialisms.


We can offer you a challenging and stimulating culture matched with the personal and professional opportunities presented in our bases in Bristol and London. We are delighted to be recognised with an award in the Lex 100 Student Guide as one of the winners in the category for Friendliness of the Firm.

We are also proud to have won the LC.N Training & Recruitment Award for Best Training Principal 2012 and were pleased to be nominated again in 2013 for the same award as well as Best Recruiter (Medium Regional Firm).

One of our trainee solicitors was also a finalist in the category for Trainee Solicitor of the Year in the AllAboutLaw awards 2013.

Core Values

It’s not just your potential to develop into an excellent solicitor that will be valued. We're looking for trainee solicitors who share and demonstrate our core values too:

  • Teamwork and collaboration: Do you believe that the best results come from working effectively together? Are you happy to invest time in sharing your knowledge with others and learning from them too? Do you flourish in an environment committed to achieving success through team working?
  • Client at the centre of the firm: Do you share our commitment to delivering excellent service to meet individual clients' needs? Are you focused on providing quality advice and building long-term client relationships?
  • Commercial approach: Can you take a commercial approach in both the advice you give clients and the ways we work as a firm? Can you see situations from your client's perspective, taking into account the business context?

Investors In People Award Bronze

Investors in People

In order to achieve the Standard Investors in People Accreditation we have, for many years, met the Framework’s 39 evidence requirements. However, we have now also achieved the Bronze level of Accreditation for the second year running which recognises the commitment of organisations that invest more.

Higher levels of accreditation are based on demonstrating best practice by meeting additional evidence requirements. We needed to demonstrate an additional 26 evidence requirements and we actually demonstrated 33. This means that we are now one of only 5% of organisations who have achieved Investors in People to have gained the Bronze standard.

VWV is committed to equality and diversity. Please see the results of our 2016 diversity survey, carried out in line with the SRA requirements. Our 2015 survey results are also available.

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

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

  • Salary from £23,000 p.a
  • Sponsorship for future LPC study
  • Interest free loan to support your studies
  • A wide range of seats across the firm's specialist areas
  • From 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • PHI scheme
  • Discounted conveyancing
  • Travel loans/discounts
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Exclusive staff discounts

You may also be interested in our Sports & Social Committee, who arrange a wide variety of events throughout the year, from sports teams to quiz nights, a book club to bowling nights.

How to Apply