Summer Law Traineeship

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

Our Summer Traineeship application process is now closed 

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 mission, vision and purpose for the firm. We are looking for future solicitors to challenge the conventional and join our firm for our 2022 traineeship programme.

Be True, Be Passionate, Be Different….Be You with Gilson Gray

You will 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

If you are invited to spend time with us vitually 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 valuable insights 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.

Next Steps

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.

Don’t take our word for it, Watch the videos below by clicking the photos to learn more from our current trainees, who tell us about their experiences during the application process and what makes a traineeship different at Gilson Gray.

Caitlin Bell - Gilson Gray    Ed Fitzgerald- Gilson Gray    Sam Smart - Gilson Gray

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 this year’s summer internship is now closed.

It’s our mission as a firm is to be different. Our internship process is the start. Our application process is the first step and focuses on the individual, this give us a chance get to know you beyond your academics.

Please note: Our internship this summer will be based on current Covid rules and could take place virtually to meet current guidelines.