The Digby Brown Graduate Trainee Programme
Recruitment - September/October 2012 update
We are still recruting for 2013 and 2014 entry traineeships.
The closing date for applications to start in 2013 is Friday 26th October 2012
Applications for 2014 will not close untill October 2013.
To apply, please submit a CV and Covering Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our firm undertakes a wide range of personal injury, employment and other work in both the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts. Our teams are organised in departments based on the type of work, offering the client a more tailored service from expert lawyers with in-depth knowledge of their field. It also enables the qualified fee earner to develop specialist strength. If specialism and expertise is what you are looking for, please read on.
We pride ourselves on organising regular in house training courses on a wide range of legal subjects, as well as topics such as finance and personal development. On average, our trainees receive an impressive average of 60 hours of Continued Professional Development hours per year- double the minimum required under the Law Society's new PEAT 2 requirements.
As part of this, training you will be guided through cases and the court processes. As your skills develop you will be given responsibility for a number of cases and supported through these by a partner or associate. The training focuses not only on legal knowledge but very much on developing business and commercial aptitude, such as time keeping, prioritising workload, negotiation skills and people skills.
In addition to the Law Society of Scotland quarterly reviews, you will take part in the firm’s staff development review process involving bi-annual appraisals and the development of an action plan which you can work through supported of your colleagues.
The people we want
We want individuals who feel that they can commit to our values. This is increasingly relevant as our values are at the heart of what we do and how we work. The desire to be a litigator is essential – it’s what we do and we do it well. Impressive academic results are important however, we also need people who have common sense, initiative, an ability to deal well with people from all walks of life and a positive determination to succeed. When we take a trainee on, our goal is very much on them becoming a newly qualified lawyer for us two years down the line. We like to grow and develop our own talent.