Gilson Gray Law Traineeship

We’re looking for talented law trainees that we would like to join us in 2022.

Our Traineeship application process 

We have risen to be one of Scotland’s most prominent law firms. And we’ve done this by being different. We have a clear vision and purpose for the firm. We are looking for future solicitors to challenge the conventional and join our firm for our 2022/23 law traineeship programme.

You will already have an impressive set of academic results but what’s important to us is candidates who can live our values, are authentically themselves and can be ambassadors for Gilson Gray.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a positive and progressive environment through openness, energy and responsibility that results in collaborative success.

It’s important to us that we are the right fit for you as much as you are the right fit for us.


What traineeships are available?

We are looking for unique talented all-round graduates who will rota across a litigious, corporate and transactional areas of law as they work towards their final seat and, ideally, an NQ position post traineeship.

What to expect

At Gilson Gray, we consider attitude and personality as being just as important as technical competence.  Our traineeship selection process is as unique as our traineeship.  You will see our application form is not like other forms; we ask you to submit a video, but we don’t ask about your academic grades.  We want to know about you and what you can bring to the firm as a trainee, as a solicitor and as a future partner.

We offer three different traineeships options including a general traineeship which will see trainees complete a 4 seat rotation across a variety of departments, with 6 months in each seat you will be able to gain insight and experience across multiple department at Gilson Gray which will bolster your professional development.

The two further traineeships available are Corporate and Commercial traineeship; this is a two seat rotation with 12 months within our Corporate team and 12 months within our Commercial Real Estate team. The third traineeship we have on offer is a residential conveyancing traineeship which will be a single seat in our Conveyancing department. The traineeships on offer will allow someone the chance to specialise in an area of their interest and the chance to spend a longer period of time in busy departments, with real hands on exposure to the fast paced environments of Corporate, Commercial and Residential Conveyancing.

If you are invited to spend time with us this summer, you will gain insight into being a trainee at Gilson Gray. During the internship, we will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience working with different departments across our full-service firm. You will gain valuable insight and be given responsibility to directly work on matters with our clients. We believe our internship will not only give you experience but will also help with your overall personal development by expanding your personal, commercial and professional skills.

After spending time across our different areas, you will be asked to give a presentation on your experience as part of the Gilson Gray team, which could lead to you being offered a traineeship.

Head over to the About Us page and you will see more information about our award-winning Firm. Learn about our culture, purpose and values and see how we could be the right fit for you.

Follow us on our social media channel’s and keep an eye out for our traineeship content that will give you insights into what life as a trainee at Gilson Gray is like. There might even be some useful tips for applying!


Sam Smart - Gilson Gray


“Since starting my traineeship, I have felt supported and listened to by my colleagues. I have been given meaningful work from the outset and have been encouraged to face challenges head on.”

Sam Smart, current trainee
Apply Now

The application process for our Traineeships for 2022 and 2023 are now closed. Our application process is the first step and focuses on the individual, this give us a chance get to know you beyond your academics.

Stand out from the crowd and  apply  for our traineeship

Please note: Our traineeship will be based on current Covid rules and could take place virtually to meet current guidelines