Graduate recruitment

Opportunities for graduates & students

Summer placement application process is now closed.

The application process for a Summer Placement with us in 2020  is now closed. A Summer Placement in 2020 is the best route to a Traineeship in 2022.

Summer Placements are offered to students following completion of their 3rd year at University or above. A Summer Placement gives you the opportunity to work within departments in the firm for 6 weeks, assisting with research, attending court, proofreading documents and much more.

If you wish to find out more about Traineeships please look out for updates on the firm's Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram accounts & you can also follow our current trainees on Twitter and Instagram:

Harper Macleod Trainees Twitter - @HM_Trainees

Harper Macleod Trainees Instagram - @HM_Trainees

Our trainees are our potential Partners of the future and we are committed to retaining them.

2020 & 2021 Traineeships

We can advise that our Trainees are recruited two years in advance and, as such, the recruitment processes for our 2020 and 2021 Trainees have been completed and all positions have been filled.

In the past we have hired additional Trainees and may require to do so in the future. If so, any additional positions will be advertised via our website and social media channels.

What are we looking for?

Individuals who can demonstrate a strong academic background, previous work experience (summer vacation schemes, part-time jobs), interests that show skills in teamwork and/or leadership and a motivation for a career in law.

We offer opportunity and responsibility to those who can demonstrate the required HM Trainee qualities.

What can you expect as a trainee?

  • Training and development
  • Trainee meetings
  • Flexible seat rotations
  • Secondment opportunities
  • Sector group involvement
  • Managing trainee
  • Social committee
  • Career progression


If you have any questions regarding our application process, please contact Kirsty Hunter in our HR department.

Kirsty Hunter

Kirsty Hunter

HR Manager