Scottish Traineeship at Kennedys

Scottish Traineeship at Kennedys

Kennedys is delighted to announce that we are offering a traineeship to start in September 2017 within our Scottish offices. The trainee’s time will be split between our offices based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, working on both insurance and liability cases.

At Kennedys, you will gain early responsibility and client contact developing you into an excellent solicitor, capable of running your own caseload once qualified.

Throughout your two year traineeship, you will be supported by senior solicitors and partners to develop you into a competent, confident and commercially driven lawyer.


To be considered for a traineeship with Kennedys in Scotland, you will need:

To have achieved a 2:1 law degree or higher

To have passed the Diploma in Legal Practice (PEAT1)

Our trainees come from a wide variety of backgrounds regardless of gender, race and disability.

About us

Kennedys is an international law firm with specialist expertise in litigation/dispute resolution and advisory services. Our growing network of offices delivers straightforward legal solutions to the insurance, corporate and public sectors.

From our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we advise clients based in Scotland and beyond. We work closely with other UK and Ireland teams to deliver multi-jurisdictional legal solutions to the insurance, corporate and public sectors.

Our clients include insurers and reinsurers, large corporates and retail and restaurant businesses. Additionally, we also work with solicitors, insurance brokers, engineers, architects and trustees.

Our values

We take our culture and values seriously. They are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for.

At Kennedys we make a difference. We do this by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive in every aspect of our work. Find out more about our Kennedys culture and values.


We are offering the following salary to our Scottish trainees:

First year: £18,000 

Second year: £21,500

In addition, we offer the following:

25 days annual leave
Pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Permanent health insurance
Life assurance
Season ticket loan (public transport)
Gym membership subsidy
Childcare voucher scheme
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Trainee retention

Kennedys are proud to have outstanding trainee retention rates, which demonstrates we recruit to retain. Within the last six years, our trainee retention rates across the UK have been between 83% – 93%. We ensure we provide our trainees excellent opportunities to learn and develop, in order to become skilful lawyers upon qualification.

The application process

To apply, please complete an online application form here.

Those that submit a successful application will be asked to complete a video interview. This will be followed by an online critical thinking test, and shortlisted candidates will attend an interview with our Partners.

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2017.