Walker Morris
THE WALKER MORRIS ACADEMY FOR TALENTED LAWYERS OF TOMORROW.
Walker Morris
THE WALKER MORRIS ACADEMY FOR TALENTED LAWYERS OF TOMORROW.

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Research
Whether law is for me

Application
The application process

Law school
Training contract first year
Leeds or not to Leeds
Training contract second year
Just ruddy life

Qualification

Research

OCTOBER – MARCH 

Enjoy testing the waters and seeing what’s out there. Think about what you want from a firm in terms of experience and culture. There’s no wrong answer, just what is right for you.

Do a little research and whittle it down to a little list of firms you might want to work for.

Then, stalk them. Joking. But do attend career and law fairs and reach out to those firms. Don’t be afraid to just pick up the phone. They’re just people – and if they’re rude, well would you want to work there anyway?

Research

Application

OCTOBER ONWARDS

Now you’ve got your hit list, it’s time to start applying for vacation placement schemes.

Remember! Take time with the application and make it feel tailored to the firm.

Our deadline for vacation placement schemes is 31 December.

Application

Law school

FEBRUARY – MARCH

You’ll hear from our graduate team about the outcome of your initial application for our vacation placement.

If your application is successful you’ll be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process, which will be an assessment centre.

APRIL – JUNE

Our vacation placement scheme dates are held in April and June.

31 JULY

Our deadline for submitting training contract applications (some firm’s deadlines may vary so make sure you have a note of them).

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

You’ll hear from our graduate team with the outcome of your initial application for our training contract.

If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview and an assessment centre.

SEPTEMBER – JUNE

LAW DEGREE

If you’ve completed your degree (first of all, well done!), the next step is to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC).  There’s a wide range of universities and law schools that offer this course.

NON LAW DEGREE 

If your degree is not in Law you’ll need to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

Once that’s completed you’ll be able to progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

There’s are a wide range of universities and law schools that offer these courses. 

 

Training contract first year

SEPTEMBER

You’ll start your training contract with us, your first week will consist of induction training from various departments.

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER

This is the law fair season, you’ll be asked to help out the graduate team attending law fairs to speak to students and share your experiences so far. Just when you thought you were out of the fairs, you’re pulled back in!

OCTOBER – MARCH

You’ll attend your core Professional Skills Courses (PSC).

JANUARY

You’ll move into your 2nd seat.

MAY

You’ll move into your 3rd seat.

 

Training contract second year

SEPTEMBER – AUGUST

You’ll move into your 4th seat. How exciting and also… how many seats are there we hear you ask! Don’t worry, you’re almost done.

In your 2nd year you let us have your preferences of the departments you’d like to go into.  Where possible the graduate team will get you into your preferred department so you can begin to carve out your career path.

JANUARY

You will move into your 5th seat.

We hold a tailored course in-house which consists of 4 days training.  You cover presentation and communication skills and also a business simulation workshop.

MARCH – APRIL

Our newly qualified (NQ) jobs list is published internally.  You’ll need to decide where you would like to apply and submit your application to the relevant partners/departments.
MAY

You will move into your final seat.

Normally by this time you’ll know where you are qualifying and we aim to have all our NQ jobs sorted by May.

Qualification

SEPTEMBER 

You’ll qualify into your chosen area of law.

The graduate team likes to keep in touch with NQ’s to track progress and help them in any way we can.

During the first year of qualification you enroll on to our NQ development programme which will equip you with all the skills you need to start your qualified career.

Our Learning and Development team will meet with you yearly to help you make your mark within the firm and progress. We also have an NQ committee and meet quarterly with them.

 

Some facts about us

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Salaries

First year trainee:

£28,000 pa
£28,000 pa

Second year trainee:

£31,000 pa
£31,000 pa

Newly-qualified:

£46,000 pa
£46,000 pa

Vacation placement:

£175
£175

Sponsorships

LPC: Full course fees plus £5,000 maintenance
GDL: Full course fees plus £5,000 maintenance

Post qualification

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