Young trainee office worker
Young trainee office worker

Digby Brown Graduate Trainee Programme

Our trainees are vital to the continued success of Digby Brown and play an integral part in ensuring that we remain Scotland’s largest personal injury firm.

If you are passionate about helping people, have a keen interest in litigation and a strong desire to succeed, then we can offer you an interesting and challenging traineeship that will provide excellent training and hands-on experience from the start.

Taking place over two years, you will be based in one of our offices across Scotland - GlasgowEdinburghDundee, KirkcaldyAberdeen or Ayr.

Working within a single department for the duration of your traineeship, you will gain experience of a wide variety of different case types within the field of Personal Injury. We like to provide you with the opportunity to hit the ground running at Digby Brown, so you will have direct client contact and your own case holding from early on in your career with us.

We provide the highest quality learning and development opportunities for our trainees, via our accredited PEAT 2 programme and Legal Education Programme (LEP) sessions. This means that you can be assured that you are in the right place to develop your skills as you embark on your career within law.


As part of our traineeship programme, dependent on the department you are allocated to, you will gain experience of the following case types:

  • Road Traffic Accidents – Car, cycling, motorcycle, pedestrian and public transport
  • Work Related Accidents – Agriculture and farming, construction industry and factory
  • Serious and Fatal Claims – Brain injury, fatal accident, loss of limb and spinal injury
  • Accidents Abroad – Road traffic accident, whilst on holiday and working abroad

Learning and Development

We are committed to making sure that you receive the best training opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential over the course of your traineeship and beyond.

We provide an in-house, accredited PEAT 2 course, as part of your Trainee Continuing Professional Development (TCPD). In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to attend LEP sessions run by our people, which cover a wide range of legal topics. We also run an Advocacy Skills programme and an annual case update day.

Guidance and Support

You will be allocated a supervisor who will provide you with one-to-one support and the guidance that you need throughout your traineeship.

Our supervisors are usually Partners or Associates, with an extensive knowledge of Personal Injury Law and a wealth of experience, making them the perfect people to learn from.

As well as this, all of our offices are open-plan and we have a very team-based culture within the firm, meaning that all of our staff (from Paralegals to Partners) are on-hand to assist you.


You can expect the following benefits when joining us as a trainee at Digby Brown:

  • Working hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch
  • Firm pension scheme (Employee contribution 3.5% / Digby Brown contribution 5.5%)
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Discretionary firm bonus scheme (Up to 10% of salary)
  • Life insurance 4 x basic salary
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing with service) plus 7 public holidays

Beyond the Traineeship

In recent years, we have had a fantastic retention rate (100% in 2023), with most of our trainees going on to join the firm as newly-qualified Solicitors and continuing their legal career with us.

We believe that the training and development that our trainees receive in their time with us make them the perfect candidates to go on and enjoy a successful career in Personal Injury Law at Digby Brown.

Application and Recruitment Process

Our 2025 Graduate Trainee Programme is now CLOSED.

The next stage of the application process is an assessment day in August and then a final interview panel in September.

Hear about application advice from three of our future trainees:


There are 3 steps to the Traineeship application process at Digby Brown. Our future trainees explain these steps and the processes involved: