Start your career at Addleshaw Goddard

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Want to be working with major international brands from day one? We work with nearly half of the FTSE 100 and many have been with us for more than 20 years.

Bringing Great Minds Together

There’s never been an Addleshaw Goddard type. Our success has been built by people from the widest range of backgrounds, locations and perspectives. Individual personality and spirit have underpinned our growth and shaped our identity as a firm. Today, our commitment to people’s uniqueness still defines our future.


We believe that the difference between a good Trainee, Graduate or Apprentice, and an outstanding one, is character.

Open Arms


Addleshaw Goddard’s culture is built on openness, challenge and support. We're there for each other, there for our clients and there until the job is done excellently.

Everything we’ve accomplished can be traced back to our people and the way we work. Our reputation is something we are proud of, and constantly invest in.

Culture is something best experienced and we're confident you'll find our team warm, bright and collaborative. We have won awards for our culture and innovation, join us and you will be part of it.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an impressive all-round package to our trainees, graduates and apprentices, setting them up for success from the moment they join Addleshaw Goddard.

As a firm, we aim to provide a positive experience to everyone who works here and our focus on financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits ensures that this experience goes beyond the nine-to-five.

  • Employee assistance programme
  • Health and Wellbeing subsidy (this includes gym membership or wellness apps such as Strava or Headspace)
  • Cycle scheme
  • Talent Spotting
  • AG Excellence award
  • CSR Days
  • Private medical and dental insurance (currently UK only)
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme (currently UK only)

Fees and Grants

From the point you begin studying through to qualification and beyond, we’ll support you. We cover all fees for the Diploma, SQE and PPC training. 

We provide our UK future trainees with a maintenance grant while studying. Currently we pay £7,000 for London, and for Scotland and other regions we pay £4,500. Our 2024 trainee cohort will be working towards qualification through the SQE route, more information will be available to successful applicants.

Our Ireland based trainees will be paid a competitive salary whilst completing their PPC training. 

Maintenance grant payment amounts are currently under review and will likely increase in 2023.


We offer a generous salary package for Trainees, Graduates and Apprentices, which will grow as you progress through the firm.

Trainee Year One Salary

  • London: £52,000
  • Leeds and Manchester: £33,000
  • Scotland: £29,000

Trainee Year Two Salary

  • London: £56,000
  • Leeds and Manchester: £36,000
  • Scotland: £33,000 

Ireland Traineeship Salary

  • Pre PPCI: €32,000
  • Post PPCII: €37,000

ILT Graduate Scheme salary

  • Year 1 - £25,000
  • Year 2 - £30,000


  • £18,500 

So, what are you waiting for?

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