Graduate recruitment

Opportunities for graduates & students

There are various routes to securing a traineeship with Harper Macleod which previously have included through the summer placement programme and through direct applications.

We recruited our trainees for 2021 last year and we are not actively recruiting, however we plan to review our Summer Placement and Traineeship processes in the Spring of 2021 and any updates we have following the review will be posterd on our social media channels and this section of our website

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.