Students and Graduates
Finding a law firm offering both the legal training and the career opportunities you deserve is very important.
Tozers can offer you top-quality, complex work for a nationwide client base, whilst maintaining a balance between work and home life. Exeter is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
At Tozers, we build our success from within by supporting our graduates through training and helping them to develop a successful and fulfilling career with us. Over a fifth of our current partners joined Tozers as trainee solicitors so we understand that our graduates are the future of our firm and we are dedicated to ensuring their success. We aim to retain as many of our trainees as possible on qualification.
What will training with Tozers be like?
Training with Tozers will be both challenging and rewarding. Most trainees experience four key areas of law, spending six months on each. In whichever specialism you hope to develop a career, training with Tozers will give you the stimulating work and early responsibility needed to excel. You will be supported by our training partner, the partner who leads the team in which you are training and your ‘buddy’ who will help you with the basic questions that everyone has when starting a new role. We put your preferences and abilities at the heart of our training process and will be as flexible as we can to ensure that your training schedule is personalised to suit you.
What we are looking for?
We have maintained our position as one of the top ranked law firms in the South West by being thoughtful legal partners, ensuring that our clients are always our focus. To continue our success, we are looking for graduates who can put themselves in our clients’ shoes, understand the challenges they face and work with our clients to create effective, pragmatic solutions. We are looking for academically strong problem-solvers who communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
There is no perfect formula for a Tozers’ trainee and, in the end, what we look for is someone we think will adapt to the difficult job ahead of them and produce outstanding results. If you have not secured the grades we mention but still feel you have the drive and determination we need, get in touch. We also welcome applications from people who may be looking to switch career paths.
Applying for a training contract
Our latest round of applications closed on 29 April 2022.
We are not currently open to training contract applicants – the next round of graduate recruitment will start in 2023.
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We view our trainee solicitors as the future of the firm, so we look for a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for Tozers. Please tell us why you think we are the right firm for you.
For successful training contract applicants who are yet to begin their legal practice course at the time of offer, there is a bursary of £10,000 available. Further details are available on request.
Meet some of our dedicated colleagues from across our firm.
Kelly joined Tozers in 2013 working within Tozers’ award winning Parks team as a paralegal, before completing her training contract with the firm, and qualifying as a Solicitor in 2018.
We offer work experience placements to give candidates an insight into what it is like working in a law practice.
Placements will last for one week and are offered during July and October to those candidates who can demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing a career in law.
The closing date for applications for October 2022 is Friday 19 August 2022.
Please apply here, including reasons for your interest in the placement.