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"I was particularly attracted to working for TSP because of the breadth of practice areas the firm has to offer". Adina Milleare, former Trainee Solicitor, who now deals with Wills and Estates

Careers at TSP

Graduate Recruitment

Why apply for a training contract at TSP?

Applications for a training contract commencing in 2025 are now open. The closing date for applications will be 30th September 2023.

Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP) considers trainees to be vital for the future of the firm. We will ensure you are properly trained, supported and have the right experience to emerge from the process as a well-rounded Solicitor in the hope that you will be committed to a long term future with us. We have very successful retention of our trainees with many staying to progress their career at TSP, some going on to become Associates and Directors at the firm.



The Trainee Solicitor Role at TSP

Our Training Contract usually consists of four seats of six month’s duration each, although this arrangement can be flexible. As part of this period of training each trainee will usually complete a seat within the following departments:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Wills and Estates


We usually ask the trainees their preference of fourth seat and do our best to match them with this practice area wherever practicalities allow. Other practice areas at TSP are:

  • Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Commercial Property and Agriculture
  • Employment
  • Family and Divorce
  • Residential Property



The recruitment process for 2025

Applications for a training contract commencing in 2025 are now open. The closing date for applications will be 30th September 2023.

We hope to recruit two candidates to commence in 2025.

We are seeking applications from those who have achieved 2:1 (or higher) and applications are open to graduates looking to qualify via any of the below routes:

  • LPC Route
  • SQE Route
  • Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship

Assessment days

Assessment days will be held at our Colchester office in January and February 2024 (dates to be confirmed). Offers will be made to successful applicants by the end of March 2024.

Our graduate recruitment process is managed by our HR Department. Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to and confirm which route you are applying for.