Early careers

Whether you’re still studying or looking for a career change, begin your legal journey with us and we’ll give you all the agency you need to own your development. So you can grow in your role, your way.


Start your legal journey at RWK Goodman

We’ll give you all the support you need to become our next generation of top lawyers and legal professionals. If you’re committed to providing outstanding client service, we have a number of early career routes available:

  • Training Contracts
  • Vacation Schemes
  • Apprenticeships in Business Services and Legal

What we look for & what we offer

Ambitious individuals who strive for success. That’s who we’re looking for. In return, we offer you first class training and excellent career prospects. Not to mention a competitive rewards and benefits package, including 26.5 days holiday, and a profit share bonus scheme.

Helping us push for better – for each other, for our clients, and for our communities – you’ll have the opportunity to play your part in committees and activities led by our environmental, social, charities, ED&I and wellbeing groups. Because that’s what makes RWK Goodman an exciting, diverse and inclusive place to work.

Training Contracts at RWK Goodman

We want you to make an impact. On our clients, on our business, and on your career.

Our training contracts are designed to help you reach your potential. So you can expect top quality training and support every step of the way. Over two years, you’ll spend six months in four different teams – ranging from Commercial to Family to Clinical Negligence. Whichever team you’re in, you’ll be a key member from day one.

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Vacation Schemes at RWK Goodman

A Vacation Scheme is a great way to gain hands-on experience of life at RWK Goodman. If you’re interested in securing a Training Contract with us, applying for a place on our week-long Vacation Scheme is a great place to start.

Our next Vacation Scheme will run in July 2024 across our Bath, London, Oxford and Swindon offices. During this paid placement, you’ll spend the week in one practice area, working closely with your team to gain first-hand experience of our business. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with trainees and attend insight sessions. At the end of the week, you’ll attend an Assessment Day.

We’ll make sure you have the opportunity to gain different skills. Your experience will include:

  • Researching files and producing reports
  • Reviewing and drafting commercial agreements
  • Reading case studies
  • Attending client meetings
  • Attending court

This is your opportunity to get a real taste of what life is like working at a top law firm.

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Ready to apply?

Applications are now open.

The deadline for Training Contract Assessment Day applications will be the end of April 2024. The deadline for Vacation Scheme applications have now closed and will re-open in October 2024.

You will need to meet the following criteria:

  • As a minimum, be in your second year at university.
  • Able to attend your chosen RWK Goodman office of Bath, London, Oxford or Swindon for the duration of the Vacation Scheme.

We want you to give yourself the best chance of success when you apply. You can do this by:

  • Doing your research – Learn as much as you can about us before you apply.
  • Showing your interest – Demonstrate why you want to work with us.
  • Don’t just copy and paste – Tailor your application.
  • Check, check, check – Check for errors before submitting your application.