Early careers at Higgs

Embarking on a legal career journey at Higgs is not just a step, but a personalised exploration of growth and professional development. For aspiring lawyers, our apprenticeship opportunities offer a hands-on introduction to the dynamic world of law.

Unlock your legal career at Higgs

Our trainee programme is a gateway to a more specialised legal path. As a trainee at Higgs, you’ll receive comprehensive training, mentorship and exposure to diverse practice areas. We believe in nurturing talent and our trainee programme is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to excel in your chosen field. 

For those seeking a broader perspective in professional services, we also offer extensive career opportunities in our central teams. Whether it’s in finance, human resources, IT, legal services or marketing, our commitment to excellence encompasses a range of roles that contribute to the overall success of our firm. 

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Learn, grow and contribute at Higgs

At Higgs, we understand that the early stages of a career are pivotal. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing a supportive environment, where apprentices, trainees and specialists in various fields can learn, grow and contribute meaningfully to our collective vision. Here you'll gain practical experience alongside seasoned professionals, honing your skills and building a solid foundation for your future. 

Join us on this exciting journey, where your passion can truly flourish whether you aspire to be a lawyer or are interested in gaining experience in professional services. 

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Our values

Our core values are CLEAR and are the guiding principals at the heart of everything we do. They are far more than simply words on a page. They breathe life into our actions and words, guiding our interactions with our people, clients, business partners and community.






About our training contracts

We're thrilled to offer aspiring lawyers the opportunity to embark on a journey towards a fulfilling legal career with Higgs. Our application process is designed to not only select the best candidates but also to provide valuable insights and experiences along the way.

Each year we offer places on our interactive Vacation Scheme which takes place in March/April, there is also an annual Assessment Day for anyone unable to participate in the Vacation Scheme. Key deadlines are:

  • Vacation Scheme – 31st January
  • Assessment Event – 31st May

As a trainee, you can expect to have exposure to a wide range of practice areas and will generally be expected to complete 4 seats each lasting 6 months. Our training contracts offer experience across a range of skills including:

  • Legal research and analysis – conducting thorough legal research and honing your analytical skills to dissect complex legal issues.
  • Client interaction and networking – learning the art of effective communication with clients, understanding their needs and providing them with tailored legal solutions.
  • Drafting legal documents – developing proficiency in drafting a variety of legal documents including contracts, briefs and memos, ensuring clarity, accuracy and compliance with legal standards.
  • Advocacy – all trainees complete a litigation seat so you are given the opportunity to hone your advocacy skills with expert support.
  • Professional ethics and responsibility – understanding the importance of upholding ethical standards in the legal profession, navigating ethical dilemmas and maintaining integrity in all aspects of legal practice.
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Alongside our training contracts, we also offer apprenticeships across a range of specialisms. An apprenticeship is a form of hands-on training where individuals learn a specific trade or profession through a combination of practical experience and classroom instruction. This learning model allows apprentices to “earn while they learn”, gaining valuable skills and knowledge directly applicable to their chosen field.

Apprenticeships at Higgs usually fall into the following categories and are advertised when positions become available:

  • Legal apprenticeships (both paralegal and solicitor level)
  • Finance apprenticeships leading to accountancy qualifications
  • Business administration apprenticeships
  • IT apprenticeships
  • Marketing apprenticeships

Our application process is not just about selecting candidates; it’s about nurturing future talent and providing a platform for growth and development.

We look forward to receiving your application and embarking on this journey together.

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