Graduate Training Programme

We believe aspiring lawyers should be treated like valued professionals from day one. That’s why we offer our Graduate Training Programme, and why we’re willing to invest so heavily in hiring the very best people from the best universities with the brightest minds.

How it works:

You can start straight away upon graduation. We pay you a full salary and fully finance your fees at a leading law school to do the GDL and/or LPC and we release you one day a week to attend your courses.

If you’re a law graduate, you should be fully qualified in two years (as opposed to three by the conventional route). Even candidates who did not study law at university have the chance to qualify quicker than if they’d taken the traditional transition to law, in three and a half rather than four years.

Our trainees will be given the opportunity to attend and assist on our high-profile cases, growing into positions of considerable responsibility. Vardags is a supportive firm that recognises talent and hard work, and rewards results.

We welcome CVs from bright and enthusiastic individuals who are looking to complete their training contract in a stimulating and dynamic firm. We are currently recruiting Graduate Trainees for positions starting in September 2022. Applications for these should be submitted by midnight on 30 December 2020. Interviews will take place in early 2021.

Recruitment agents, please read our Agency Policy before contacting us.

Vardags is an equal opportunities employer. Positions advertised are open to applicants with the right to work in the UK.

Read the letter to prospective graduate trainees from our founder and president Ayesha Vardag to find out more.


“Working at Vardags whilst studying for the LPC has ensured a comprehensive training from the start; I find my experiences in the office inform and illuminate the topics taught in the classroom and vice versa. I already feel armed with the confidence that when I qualify, my early familiarity with legal procedure will provide a firm foundation for a successful career as a family lawyer.”

Leora Taratula-Lyons, Solicitor

As a paralegal and trainee, there was always someone to answer my questions and offer guidance, while I was able, increasingly, to take ownership of my own work. In my first year as a qualified solicitor, I have gained enormous experience working alongside our directors on some of the most complex and high value cases in family law, such as the monumental Al-Baker v Al-Baker.

Antonia Barker, Senior Associate