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Jersey Trainee Solicitor Programme

We have created a bespoke legal training programme that offers any aspiring solicitor a stimulating balance of hands-on legal experience comprised with the learning and qualifications offered by the Solicitors Qualifying Examination ("SQE") route to qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales.

We cover the full cost of the SQE preparation courses and exams, and ensure that trainees receive exposure to a wide variety of interesting commercial legal work to build the two years' Qualifying Work Experience ("QWE") required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. Upon qualification and successful completion of the programme, trainees will be encouraged to apply for newly-qualified positions with the Jersey office.

To ensure your relocation to Jersey is as smooth as possible, we cover the cost of flights from the UK and provide you with serviced accommodation for your first month with us.

As a global organisation which values a culture of collegiality, we send each trainee on a six-month secondment (as their second seat) to either our London or Dublin office as part of the programme.

This is a truly unique offering and opportunity to commence QWE at an early stage, to learn while you earn, to be part of a leading global organisation and to embrace the lifestyle and high standard of living Jersey provides: one which endorses work-life balance and goes hand-in-hand with Maples' positive approach to encouraging wellness.

To read all the details about our Jersey Trainee Solicitor Programme, please open our brochure below.


"I am incredibly excited by the opportunities we have to continue our remarkable growth and to deepen our foundations in Jersey and, vitally, invest in the long-term development of our lawyers. Our graduates are offered a carefully developed training programme comparable to a traditional training contract run by City law firms, but with an island lifestyle and work-life balance that is unique to Jersey."

Nick Evans
Head of Office

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What we look for:

We are looking for applicants who want to embrace something different to the well-trodden path of a City training contract, and who are excited about embarking on spending two years (and hopefully beyond!) living and working in Jersey.

How to apply:

Applications for our September 2025 intake are now closed.

Application process:

Begin Your Journey with Maples

When can I apply?*

Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in Law (and/or GDL/LPC) are eligible to join the same year as graduation.

If you are a non-law graduate, you are eligible to join the year after graduation (to allow time to complete the 20-week SQ1 preparation course).


Our competitive salary offering for our trainees is complemented by a tax regime in Jersey which is more advantageous than in the UK

"'The Jersey office is unique in that, although it consists of a relatively small team, it is backed by a global organisation and brand. Collectively, these unique factors have many advantages for junior lawyers, enabling us to be exposed to high quality work and clients from the beginning of our careers, while also giving us opportunities to work on matters that may otherwise have been reserved for more senior lawyers."

Loryn Bridgen

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