in Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

I’m an LPC graduate. Can you help me find a training contract

“Hello, I’m an LPC graduate, can you help me find a training contract?”

A telephone call we receive on a very regular basis.

The very quick answer to this query is usually no, followed by a very pregnant pause. The person telephoning almost sounds surprised! I am more surprised that someone has been on our website, found our details, and managed to miss just about every warning we have on the pages that we simply cannot assist potential trainee solicitors and LPC graduates as there is no market out there for them..

My next piece of advice is pretty much the same – you will find that virtually every other agency will say the same thing, and you will probably be wasting your time calling round. The best thing to do is to look on our website and follow the careers shop links – and download our free guide to finding a training contract and work experience. This contains a sure fire way of getting work experience, a foot in the door, or even an elusive training contract!

There is a lot of competition out there for places, and unless you are out there selling yourself to everyone and concentrating on the task in hand, you will struggle to find a training contract. Phoning round agencies is probably not recommended…

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at You can contact Jonathan at