Jones Whyte are firm believers in nurturing our staff in whatever role they are in.
As a law firm, a big part of this is supporting our trainees from their first days on the job, right through to qualifying, and beyond!
In our latest blog, current Trainee Solicitor, Anna Campbell, details her experience of completing her Traineeship with Jones Whyte.
“I began my traineeship with Jones Whyte in July 2021 having completed my LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde.
I decided to apply for a traineeship with Jones Whyte because I knew that, being one of the leading full-service law firms in Scotland, Jones Whyte would give me an opportunity to experience different areas of practice and to learn from experienced solicitors. Moreover, I was aware that Jones Whyte is continuously growing as a firm and with that would come opportunity, both as a Trainee and when I qualify in to practice.
The application process when applying to Jones Whyte was seamless. After having applied, I was kept up-to-date as to how I had performed during each stage. As I had applied for my traineeship during the Covid-19 pandemic, I did not get the chance to have an in-person interview. Nonetheless, on the remote interview, I was made to feel comfortable and I was able to really get a feel for what it would be like to work here.
For the first year of my traineeship, I worked in the bereavement team within the Private Client Department. During this time, I thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility and responsibility that came with managing my own caseload and the opportunity to have direct client contact on a daily basis.
During the second year of my traineeship, I have been working within the litigation team, dealing primarily with personal injury claims including those that arise from road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents in public places and fatal accidents. Throughout this seat, I have enjoyed working closely with my mentor on complex cases, drafting court documents and attending court hearings.
Throughout my traineeship, I have had the opportunity to be a part of various committees within the firm, including both the Woman’s Committee and the Wellbeing Committee. By being a member of these Committees, I have the opportunity to contribute to making positive developments within the firm and to organising firm-wide events.
As I am now approaching the final three months of my traineeship, I am looking forward to finishing my traineeship and continuing my career with Jones Whyte. I can safely say that my traineeship experience (so far) has been one full of learning, development and enjoyment both from a professional and individual perspective.
I would recommend anyone who is looking to apply for a traineeship to apply for Jones Whyte.”
For more information and to apply for our 2024 Trainee Solicitor Programme, click here.