Regardless of your background, if you’re motivated by the prospect of joining Addleshaw Goddard, we look forward to your application.
If you’re ready to join us, you can apply for one of our training contracts. If you’d like to get a further, first-hand insight into our organisation, we recommend applying for one of our placement schemes.
Our placement schemes are a great way for you to learn more about the firm and they are designed to help you decide if the firm is right for you.
We recruit heavily for training contracts from our placement scheme and would recommend that you apply through this route.

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Application dates


Direct Training Contract Applications

Applications for 2021 Aberdeen are now closed.
Applications for 2023 are now closed.

Placement Scheme Applications

Applications for 2022 Placement schemes are now open and will close on 6 January 2022.

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We only accept one application per intake year. For example if you apply for the 2022 Placement Scheme/2024 Training Contract you are not able to apply for our 2024 Training Contract.

First Year Open Day Applications

Our First Year Open Days are open to First Year Law students (and Second Year Law students in Scotland) as well as First and  Second Year Non Law students.
Applications for 2022 Open Days are now open and will close on 6 February 2022.


We recruit for training contracts exclusively through our placement scheme.
Applications for winter placement schemes (January 2022) for training contracts commencing September 2022 and 2023 are now closed.
Applications for summer placement schemes (July 2022) for training contracts commencing in September 2024 are now open and will close on 6 March 2022.

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We are recruiting trainees on a 6 month stage (Competition, Corporate M&A, Employment, Litigation, Real Estate) in our Paris office for French speaking candidates looking to complete their traineeship in Paris. The stage will run from July – December 2022.
Please email your CV to if you would like to apply.
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All applications must be submitted through our online application form. If you have any questions please read our FAQ’s section below or contact the Graduate Recruitment team directly at:
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I want to take a gap year; will this be seen as a disadvantage in my application to Addleshaw Goddard?

Taking a gap year would not be seen as a disadvantage in your application to Addleshaw Goddard.

I want to take a gap year, when should I be applying?

You should be applying for a training contract two years prior to when you will be ready to commence a training contract.

How many times can I apply?

We accept one application per intake year. You can either apply for our 2021 Placement Scheme/2023 Training Contract or 2023 Direct Training Contract. You can also only apply for one location so please ensure you have decided where you would like to be based before applying.

I would like to come and work for Addleshaw Goddard for my gap year, can I?

Occasionally we employ graduates on one year contracts to fill vacancies for various positions including secretary, paralegal, receptionist etc. All current vacancies are advertised on our website. All speculative applications should be made online as well.

Do you offer paralegal vacancies?

We do employ paralegals for our Transaction Services Team. Vacancies are advertised on our website.

How do I apply for an Easter/Summer placement scheme?

Using the online application form.

How do I apply for a Training Contract?

Using the online application form.

My degree is not from an English institution, what should I do?

Please refer to the Solicitors Regulation Authority where you will be able to find out more information about what steps you are required to take in order to qualify as an English solicitor.

When do I need to apply for an Easter/Summer placement scheme?

Between 1 October and 6 January.

When do I need to apply for a Training Contract?

Between 1 April and 31 July.

What if I have some extra information I would like adding to my application once I have submitted it - for example exam results or work experience?

Once you have submitted your form we will accept updated additions only to work experience or academic results as long as we receive them before the deadlines. These must be emailed to If you wish to amend your personal or contact details, these must be emailed to

Must I complete an Addleshaw Goddard application form?

Yes, we require all applicants to complete our application form online. We will not accept CVs, speculative enquiries or other standard application forms.

I don't have a 2.1 at University, can I still apply?

We will not automatically discount an application if this grade has not been gained. There is space on the application form to enter any details you may feel to be relevant, such as mitigating circumstances. Also, for current BPP students that don’t meet this requirement, we run the Legal Access Scheme – please contact your careers service for further information. Applicants should be aware that the competition for placement schemes and Training Contracts is fierce, and you will be competing against applicants who have achieved the requirement. Therefore, you should ensure that the rest of your application form provides us with the best reflection of yourself and your abilities.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes, if offered a training contract we will sponsor your GDL/LPC/Diploma and provide you with a maintenance grant. We don’t however pay fees retrospectively.

I have a disability and require the application form in an alternative format, can you provide this?

Yes, we will provide the application form in alternative formats. Please contact us at with details of the alternative format required.

What should I do if I require reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process because of my disability?

Addleshaw Goddard will work with you to ensure any reasonable adjustment requirements are implemented correctly. We will liaise with you to establish the most suitable adjustments required for the recruitment process and will ensure the adjustments are implemented as necessary. Please contact the Graduate Recruitment team via email at:

Can't find the answer to your question above?

Then please don’t hesitate to contact the Graduate Recruitment team directly via email at: