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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, recent Trainee Solicitor, now qualified, who deals with Wills and Estates
We consider our trainees to be vital for the future of our firm. We hope that at the end of your training contract you will be committed to Essex and will want to build your legal career at Thompson Smith and Puxon. We ensure that you are properly trained and have the right experience to emerge from the process as a well-rounded solicitor who will be an asset to the firm.
Our trainees have the opportunity to undertake at least four seats from:
The seats are allocated in discussion with you and according to the needs of the firm. There are 4 stages to the TSP Recruitment Contract Process the details of which can be downloaded here.
Our current trainee is Naomi Baker, pictured above. Naomi joined us in February 2016 and is due to qualify in 2019. Read her story here.
Who Should Apply?
We welcome applications from 2:1 candidates who exhibit a genuine interest in the law, have good communication skills and have qualities that will be a natural match with the firm’s values and culture.
You may have already completed your LPC or you may not. You might also currently be undertaking your LPC. Your status in this regard will not affect your application and indeed, for the right candidate, the firm may be prepared to assist with funding your course and giving you time off to attend.
Our trainees are recruited two years in advance. Applications to join the beginning of the process are open as follows and will close on the following dates:
September 2020 – Vacancy Closes on 31 July 2018
September 2021 – Vacancy Closes on 31 July 2019
Thompson Smith and Puxon is pleased to support the University of Essex Rising Stars programme in 2017 / 18.
The aim of this university-wide initiative is improving social mobility for the university’s diverse student body and developing relationships with professional organisations who recruit onto graduate schemes and internships. The programme aims to meet the strategic goal of the university, provide employers with the opportunity to recruit from a skilled, capable, and diverse talent pool and ultimately improve the aspirations and the outcomes for students.
TSP’s Chief Operating Officer, Sean Stuttaford, will lead TSP’s involvement in the project. Sean will offer his services as a mentor for one of the Rising Star Students.
The University of Essex Mentoring programme offers students an opportunity to choose a mentor to work with them on their career goals; this can range from wanting to find out about a particular job role or sector to wanting to learn from someone who has set up their own business or built their professional network. Once matched, students are able to work with their mentor through any combination of face-to-face meetings, Skype, phone, email or the university’s e-mentoring software communication for a minimum of 6 hours over a maximum of 6 months. Students are largely responsible for setting the agenda of what they would like to work on.
In addition to the mentoring programme Sean will also run an experience and professional development workshop. A group of up to 15 Rising Star students will be offered the opportunity to visit our office to complete a workshop on psychometric testing. The event will be combined with a tour of the office and a presentation on TSP legal plus general information on our recruitment process and how students/graduates can be best prepared for work.
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Applications are now open for a training contract at TSP to commence in September 2020. Applications are also being accepted for training contracts to begin in September 2021. The TSP training contract policy can be downloaded by clicking Read more...
Mary Anne Fedeyko, Director and Business Services Team Leader, says: "When you work at a big London firm you tend to become very specialised. The great thing about working at TSP is the breadth of the work that we deal with in the Corporate and Commercial department and the intellectual challenges we face on a daily basis. But in addition to that TSP is a very family-friendly firm and a great place to work. All this and no commute...where else would you want to work!"