Trainee roadshows

In 2016 we launched a brand new series of local events for trainee solicitors across Scotland. They're completely free of charge to attend and are designed to support you.

We had a really successful launch; in fact 98% of last year's attendees said they'd recommend the events to other trainees!

We run two separate roadshows annually, one for first year and one for second year trainees. They're tailored specifically to the stage you're at and deal with key issues that you inevitably encounter at certain stages of your traineeship.


First year trainees: sign up now for October's free trainee roadshow!

Starting your traineeship can involve having to deal with some complicated regulatory processes and a big adjustment to the workplace. At this roadshow get all your questions answered and understand what's expected of you as a trainee.

We have scheduled events across Scotland, so you can attend at a venue close to you.

Please note all events take place 6-8pm. A selection of drinks and light nibbles are provided.

Tuesday 10 October: Aberdeen, Park Inn by Radisson
Thursday 12 October: Edinburgh, Law Society of Scotland's Offices
Tuesday 17 October: Dundee, Thorntons
Thursday 19 October: Glasgow, The Corinthian Club

Each event will consist of welcome drinks, informal group networking led by our speakers, then a panel discussion when you can get your questions answered.

Our panel will change dependant on your local venue, however the profile of speakers will remain the same:

Katie Wood, Head of Admissions, the Law Society of Scotland - to speak about the regulatory requirements around traineeships to the Law Society, common pitfalls to avoid and where to get advice.
A local newly qualified solicitor - to share their first-hand advice about any common concerns and lessons that can be learned during the traineeship.
A local supervising solicitor: to discuss behavioural expectations, ways to succeed in your traineeship and how to get the best support from your supervising solicitor.

Sign up now for your local event, invite your fellow trainees along and if you have any questions please get in touch with Olivia Parker at


More about the trainee roadshows

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Trainee roadshow for second years

When you're coming up to the end of your traineeship, your focus shifts towards the NQ job market. Some of you will be retained by their firm, some of you won't, some of you won't want to be. It's important to understand your career options and understand that it's rare to have a linear career path. We invite speakers to come along to these events who all exemplify this; by transitioning to an area of work that they didn't get experience of during their traineeship, by going to work in another jurisdiction, by moving in-house from private practice or vice-versa. 

100% of trainees that attended in 2017 said they'd recommend this event to other trainees.


Q And A Icon Ask questions and openly discuss your experiences

We encourage everyone to ask questions, whether they're about careers generally, specific to your career, or about one of our speakers. This means you can really get the most out of the sessions.


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These events are also intended to be a laid back opportunity for you to meet fellow trainees who are working in your area. Building up a good network and having friends in the profession can be really beneficial to your future career as well as crucial to your general wellbeing.


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We host these events accross Scotland in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, to make it easier for you to attend at a venue local to you.

All events will run in the evening.


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Trainee Roadshow for 1st years: Sign up now - this series is running in October 2017 at venues in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Trainee Roadshow for 2nd years: Scheduled for May 2018


Please note that places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Some events may be capped based on the capacity of the respective venues.

If you have any questions regarding our events, please email