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Applications for Periods of Recognised Training to start in September 2025 are now closed.

We recruit one or two trainee solicitors each year. Our standards of training are recognised as being of the highest calibre and we are proud that at the end of their time with us, our trainees go on to become skilled and highly capable qualified solicitors.

We do not believe in engaging several trainees and then cherry picking the best at the end of their Period of Recognised Training. We look to recruit the right people from the outset, with a view to them enjoying a long and fulfilling career with us.

We consider that trainee solicitors are the future of our firm - which is proven by the fact that many of our partners and senior lawyers trained at Rollits.

What will you do?

You will be based in the Hull office, but may be required to spend time at York.

We expect trainee solicitors to become a valuable member of the Rollits team from day one. Trainees at Rollits learn by doing, by being involved, and by taking responsibility. Our training contract is split into four seats, each of six months. You will gain experience in company and commercial, dispute resolution and property, and may also have the opportunity of spending time in our private capital department.

You will also be expected to join in with the firm's many and varied business development activities.

What will we do?

We will give you a first class training contract incorporating real work, client contact and top quality experience, and support you during this key stage in your career.

Trainees always sit with a qualified lawyer, sometimes a partner, who will supervise you on a day to day basis. In each seat you will be assigned a trainee supervisor who will ensure that things run smoothly for you, and who will keep the training principal fully informed of your progress. We also assign a training "buddy" to first year trainees, who are usually newly qualified lawyers who have recently experienced the demands of the training contract and can offer you informal support and advice.

You will be subject to informal progress reviews on a regular basis, and by more formal appraisals twice in each seat.

Continuing professional development (including the professional skills course) is provided for you through internal and external seminars and workshops.

Who do we want?

Students will need to be able to begin a Period of Recognised Training in September 2026 having completed (and passed) a law degree and LPC or academic non-law degree, GDL, and LPC by that date.   We are looking for candidates with the equivalent of three grade Bs at A level, and if you have not already done so, you must be on track to obtain a 2:1 or above in your degree.

You must have good written and oral communications skills.  We value commercial awareness, and the ability to demonstrate commitment to Rollits and its business region.  Above all we are looking for candidates with the right attitude and who are motivated and enthusiastic about a career in the law.

How to apply

Please complete the on-line application form and submit it with a covering letter and CV to our training principal:

Gerry Morrison, Rollits LLP, Citadel House, 58 High Street, Hull HU1 1QE

Or e-mail your application to her at: moc.s1719246665tillo1719246665r@nos1719246665irrom1719246665.yrre1719246665g1719246665

Application Form

The closing date for applications commencing in September 2026 is 31 July 2024.

Rollits is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for a Period of Recognised Training with Rollits starting in 2026, please use the online form.

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  • At Rollits we are so much more than just an award-winning regional commercial firm. We are a family. A family who encourages each other, supports one another and motivates each other to be the best versions of ourselves for the good of the firm and our clients.

    Emma Horscraft
  • Rollits is a friendly and open firm. Training at Rollits allows you to receive experience across a variety of areas of law as well as giving you access to an abundance of experienced colleagues to learn from. Rollits encourages personal and professional development amongst its trainees and provides countless opportunities for this development.

    Joshua Hobson
  • Rollits is a fantastic place to train as a solicitor. Rollits offers a broad range of areas of legal expertise and therefore you can be assured that you are undertaking a comprehensive period of recognised training. The firm provides a great working environment which has been consistent in each department that I have worked in.

    Olivia Keith
  • Training at Rollits is the perfect balance of responsibility and support - we are trusted to work on tasks independently but there are always people on hand who are approachable to ask questions of and will give us useful feedback.

    Millie Bird
  • As a trainee at Rollits you are involved with a broad range of work which is interesting and challenging and the good support network and provision of helpful feedback allows you to develop different skills and gain confidence. Trainees are involved in matters and provided with opportunities for client contact to provide a real insight to life as a qualified solicitor.

    Molly Bloom
  • Training at Rollits has provided a supportive, friendly yet professional beginning into the legal profession. Training at a highly reputable law firm such as Rollits has put me in good stead to develop my career in law, and my time at Rollits has provided valuable experiences.

    Emma Richards

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To speak to one of our experts please call one of our offices Hull 01482 323239 or York 01904 625790 or simply fill in the form and we’ll get back to you.