Information about traineeship numbers

Prior to making any decisions about a career in law, students are advised to consider the number of traineeships registered in previous years for a picture of the traineeship market.

In the practice year 2015/16 was 549 which represents an increase of 2% compared to  those commenced in practice year 2014/15 (540).  This is the same percentage increase as the previous practice year.
  • 90% of those admitted in the last practice year* are now employed as solicitors (compared to 88% last year)
  • 11% of traineeships are in house, this is in line with previous years
  • 80% of traineeships commenced in the central belt, an increase on 75% the previous practice year
  • There was a 26% drop in the number of traineeships in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
  • There are 675 PEAT 1 (Diploma) students who commenced in academic year 2016/17 compared to 691 for academic year 2015/16

Find out more information about traineeships and read our full report.

*The practice year runs from 1 November to 31 October

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