Space to
ignite your

Space to
ignite your

Here is where you can really
make your mark




Rewarding work with great clients and exceptional colleagues. A supportive environment where you can flourish. For ambitious people kick-starting careers, there’s no better place than Howard Kennedy.

We offer a number of training contracts every year to talented individuals who bring diversity of thought, perspective and lived experience to our firm. This diversity helps to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration. It is both the foundation of our culture and the key to our ongoing success.

From day one as a trainee, you’ll get to work directly with clients to start building a wealth of expertise and experience. You’ll join our talented and dynamic practice teams where your personality and key strengths will come to the fore. And you’ll be given all the support you need to thrive, so you can move forward in your career.

Working in a friendly and informal setting there will be incentives and opportunities to challenge you. Alongside interesting client work, you’ll help develop our offering and contribute to fulfilling pro bono and charity projects that will broaden your horizons.

We also offer a regular calendar of wellbeing activities, charitable and social events as part of our commitment to living our values.


We believe the potential to become an excellent lawyer lies beyond academic credentials. Yes, you’ll need to have the necessary qualifications, but what’s more important to us is who you are and the unique qualities you bring.

We are looking for individuals that know their own mind, know where they want to go and are keen to make their mark. We want to learn about your particular skills and passions, and see evidence of your drive and determination to succeed. It’s these individual qualities that will really make you stand out, and when you join us, will make our diverse and brilliant teams so successful.

And for that we’ll also need you to possess a strong team ethic, be a natural collaborator, and be committed to living our values of talking straight, thinking smart and being yourself.

Start your journey with us.

Trainee diary

What's it really like to be a trainee at Howard Kennedy? Hear it from our trainees themselves.