We are a full service commercial law firm and pride ourselves on being technically superb and client-centric in everything we do.

This means that everyone at every level within the firm must have the drive and ability to anticipate our clients’ needs, and to act not only as technical advisers but also as client-centric advisers. If you become a Trainee at WJM we will already have recognised these attributes in you.

We focus on our Trainees’ technical and non-technical development and integration into our Vision and Values. As a Trainee you will gain a variety of experience in four six-month seats across different core areas of the firm. You will also participate in our established training programme, which includes Firm-wide training and in-depth training specific to you at your stage of learning and in accordance with the PEAT 2 Outcomes.

When looking for Trainees, we normally require a minimum of Honours LLB at 2:1 standard, but all exceptional candidates will be considered.

“One of the great benefits of training at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is that you get to experience a variety of seats across different departments and offices of the firm - making new connections with colleagues and clients along the way. Having worked in corporate, commercial property, private client and planning, I really got a real sense of what areas of practice I enjoyed most prior to qualifying. As a trainee, you have an important role to play in driving the success of your team and in building and developing your own professional network and skillset. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of that success.”

Alexander Mudie (trained & qualified in 2017)

 The closing date for applications for Trainee places to start in September 2021 is Monday 7th October 2019. Applicants should complete the Traineeship Application Form and email completed applications to

Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us when applying for one of our vacancies.  GDPR Candidate privacy notice

Our trainees and representatives from HR will be attending the University Law Fairs in the Autumn.  Please do stop by and say hello or to find out further information about our traineeships.  The dates of the fairs are:-

University of Aberdeen - Tuesday 17th September

University of Dundee - Thursday 19th September

University of Edinburgh - Wednesday 25th September

University of Strathclyde - Thursday 26th September

University of Glasgow - Wednesday 2nd October