Trainee recruitment


We will be hiring our 2024 trainee lawyers from the 2022 summer vacation scheme.

The vacation scheme offers participants an unparalleled insight into life and work at Northridge. Including hands-on work experience and various activities allowing applicants to immerse themselves fully into the firm’s way of life and ultimately feel like part of the team. There will also be a number of assessments, with successful applicants being offered a training contract starting in September 2024.

As a Northridge trainee you will receive high quality training in all areas of our practice, both contentious and non-contentious. You will be encouraged to think on your feet and challenged to be the best that you can be – whilst benefitting from the support and guidance of your colleagues. A secondment to clients such as The FA or a Premier League football club is also envisaged as part of each trainee’s two-year contract, providing invaluable exposure to every part of a client’s business.


To apply for the 2022 summer vacation scheme, please complete the application form here.

Applications open on 1 December 2021 and close on 31 January 2022.

We welcome applicants with a genuine interest in sports law, which includes being alert to current trends and able to speak informatively about sports law issues.  You can apply with any degree discipline, but you must have achieved, or be expected to achieve, a 2:1 or above at degree level (or equivalent). We do, however, genuinely take into account mitigating circumstances. We do not have a minimum requirement at A Level.

The 2022 vacation scheme is aimed at penultimate-year law students, final year non-law students, and graduates, however we will accept applications from those further along in their studies.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in an assessment process, including a written exercise and an interview, before being offered a space on the one-week summer vacation scheme.

Northridge will not be running an application process for 2024 training contracts outside of the vacation scheme so if you are passionate about joining Northridge, we encourage you to apply for our summer vacation scheme.


GDL, LPC and SQE sponsored, plus maintenance grant

First-year salary: £38,000*

Post-qualification salary: £65,000*

*Plus discretionary performance related bonus and firm wide profit share

Holiday entitlement: 25 days


  • Boutique Law Firm of the Year – 2019
  • Legal 500 – Tier one for Sport – 2022
  • Chambers and Partners – Band 1 for Sport – 2022
  • The Times – Best Law Firms 2022

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