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.

“The WJM Traineeship is well rounded and flexible allowing you to get a diverse experience and develop key skills.  You get real client contact and substantive work allowing you to get a deeper understanding of what area of law interests you and what life is like in a modern and progressive law firm. Outside of the firm there is an active social life and a strong culture of collegiality, with events such as the Summer Outing and Christmas Party which lets you get to know your colleagues.”

Miranda Cannibal (trained & qualified in 2016)


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