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We take great care when we select our trainees and a trained panel of Morton Fraser Partners select the right candidates. We see our trainees as potential future partners, so we invest in our selection process and your time with us.

Applications for traineeships commencing in September 2018 are now closed.


The traineeship

  • Our traineeship is based over both our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and there is also the potential for a secondment to one of our clients.

  • Every year we offer up to ten legal graduates a two-year Scottish traineeship. Our chosen trainees will spend six months in four different seats, offering them great access to our 12 practice areas in four divisions.

Find out more about Jonathan Seddon, the partner with the responsibility for the development and wellbeing of our trainees.

Find out more about life as a trainee.

The recruitment process

We are looking for people who can tick the following boxes:

  • Consistently high academic record from school and university - As and Bs in Highers or A-levels, and already obtained or on track for a First or 2.1 degree (or the equivalent in an accelerated law degree).

  • Confident and able to demonstrate a positive “can do” approach.

  • Naturally good communicators who find it easy to establish new relationships.

  • Enjoy problem solving and able to progress matters using  own initiative.

If you think you would fit well in our culture, we would be delighted to hear from you. Complete our application form and remember to check our closing date for applications and other key dates. If successful at this stage you will be invited to join a group to meet our HR team. Further shortlisting takes place for our assessment day. 

How to apply and key dates

Please note the following key dates:

Closing date for applications CLOSED
Group interviews with HR Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th October 2016 
Assessment day Saturday 8th October 2016