What we look for in a trainee

At Royds Withy King we are on the look out for ambitious and dynamic individuals to become our next generation of lawyers. We want people who are committed to our vision of providing outstanding client service and who will have a long and successful career at the firm.

RWK Trainee Laura

Application Process

We have a rigorous application process and with a high volume of applications, competition is fierce. What will make you stand out is your passion for client service but also your individuality. Tell us about all those interesting things you get up to outside and alongside your work and studies and why you feel they will make you a great lawyer.

Strengths and Competencies

The areas of strengths that we are looking for throughout the application process are linked to our Career Development Framework and Core Behaviours which we will use to shape your future career at Royds Withy King.

These areas will be assessed through a number of activities throughout the selection process:

  • Your application form
  • Video interview
  • Group activities
  • Face to Face Interviews
  • Written exercises
  • Presentation


All applicants are required to hold a university degree or equivalent at 2.2 or above in any discipline (or be on track to achieve this). You will need have completed your legal studies (GDL and LPC) prior to the start of your training contract.