Vacation Scheme

Get your legal career off to a flying start with an award-winning Wiltshire law firm

Our Vacation Scheme

We are excited to be able to offer a two-week paid Vacation Scheme each summer with the next Scheme set to run from Monday 24 June 2024 to Friday 5 July 2024. 


What's it like to be a Trainee Solicitor at Goughs?

During the two weeks you will spend two days in each of our Family, Private Client, and Residential Property departments as well as time with our wider Commercial department in the Real Estate, Corporate and Land & Development teams. 

We feel it is important to experience what goes on behind the scenes in a law firm and you will therefore also spend a day with our Marketing department, who are crucial in the day-to-day running of our business.

The final day will be an Assessment Day held off-site at a local venue. We use the Assessment Day as part of our Trainee Solicitor recruitment and selection process.

Our aim is for you to gain real experience and an insight into our award-winning law firm and see first-hand what it is like to work at Goughs.

Where possible your time with each department will be scheduled at different office locations so you get to know and work with a variety of colleagues across different departments and offices.

Your time in each department will be well structured so that you are given an overview of key department work practices, but then are also given the time to have a go at collating and drafting pieces of work. Where relevant you will also have the chance to attend client meetings. 

The Assessment Day will involve activities such as an interview, presentation, skills testing and a group task.

The application process for our 2024 Vacation Scheme is currently closed. 

Please contact with any queries. 


Why work at Goughs?

Partnership opportunities

Over 40% of our current Partners joined us a Trainee Solicitors

Career progression

In the last 4 years, 40% of Solicitors who joined the firm were promoted to Associate within 2 years

Training opportunities

9 support team members have moved into fully-fledged fee earning roles in the last 5 years

Evolving workplace

In the past 2 years, we’ve had 34 people join the firm

Employee satisfaction

49% of employees have been with the firm over 3 years

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