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Training contract FAQs
When does your application process open?
Typically, our training contract application process is live from March every year with interviews usually taking place in May.
Do I need to have completed my Legal Practice Course before the interview?
Yes, all applicants must have completed and passed their LPC before applying for the training contract.
How many trainees do you take on each year?
We typically take two or three, sometimes more.
Can I have feedback on my application?
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive, we do not provide feedback on an individual basis. However, if you have attended an interview and have been unsuccessful then we will provide feedback on that occasion if requested.
What is the interview process?
The interview process consists of a pre-interview task that will be released usually one week before the interview and a 90-minute interview in which the candidate will be asked to present their written task, answer a set of standard questions and undertake a drafting task.
How many seats are there in the training contract?
There are four seats: family law, conveyancing, medical injuries/litigation and private client.
When can I start my training contract?
Our training contracts start on 1 September each year and candidates must be available for this date.
Does Barcan+Kirby fund the Professional Skills Course?
Yes, the firm funds the Professional Skills Course and the SRA Admission fee on the conclusion of the contract. Also, the firm will pay for the first Practising Certificate if the trainee, once qualified, remains with Barcan+Kirby.
Am I guaranteed a qualified position upon completion of my training contract?
No, but we will endeavour to place you in a qualified post, subject to business requirements.
Full details of our training contracts will be made available on our current vacancies page when applications are open.