Training opportunities

Ogier is one of the few Channel Island firms that operate a structured England and Wales Trainee Solicitor programme, taking a number of Trainees onto the programme each year in Guernsey and Jersey. In the Cayman Islands we operate an Articled Clerk training program, taking on a number of Articled Clerks each year.

We support our lawyers to qualify as local advocates and encourage employees to take the local advocacy exams. We also comply fully with the legal requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).

We know that investing in emerging talent is investing in our future leaders.

We're always looking for people who fit in with the Ogier vision - driven and innovative; ambitious and technically strong.

We provide future stars with the training to Be Extraordinary.

Each year in Jersey and Guernsey we take on students to our structured England & Wales Trainee Solicitor programme, which is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the equivalent of those run by City law firms.

In Cayman we take on Articled Clerks every year.

With a development platform that allows you to track your own progress, you'll be able to take control and make a career that's as unique as you are.

Ogier. The support to be extraordinary.

For further information please see below or contact recruitment@ogier.com

Trainee opportunities – Cayman Islands

Articled Clerks – Cayman Islands*

* The program is open to Caymanians or those holding a dispensation from the Cayman Attorney General.

 We take on Articled Clerks each year in our Cayman office.

Operating to the standards set by the Cayman Islands Attorney General and Legal Advisory Council,  we aim to give our  Articled Clerks the opportunity to develop their understanding of legal practice  together with an insight into the future as an Attorney.

Run over 18 months, the contract is based on rotations in different departments.  Known as 'seats' each rotation into contentious and non-contentious areas of practice will be for 2-6 months.

Progress is formally reviewed at the end of every seat and Articled Clerks are also required to complete and maintain a training diary, based on a checklist covering areas of Cayman law in which you must become proficient during your period of training. With progress reviewed regularly, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on  your development and ensure that you succeed from the outset.

Application process

We are looking for the very best trainees to join us: the next generation of our firm  must be collaborative and tech-savvy with strong academic achievement, and ready to drive our business forward.

If your initial application stands out, you will progress to the interview stage.  All interviews are conducted in person or via remote conference.  We also have recruitment assessments that everyone undertakes.  Simple, transparent, to the point.

Next intake

Our Articled Clerk programme is now fully subscribed and our application process is closed for 2018.

For further information or to submit an application for 2019, please contact us at caymanlegalrecruitment@ogier.com

Trainee opportunities – Channel Islands

Trainee Solicitors – Guernsey and Jersey

We operate a structured England and Wales Trainee Solicitor programme with an intake each year in Jersey and Guernsey.

Operating to the standards set by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the training contract provides our Trainees with the opportunity to develop their understanding of legal practice, together with an insight into their futures as Solicitors.

Training contracts are based on rotations in different departments, which are known as “seats”. Each seat will be for a period of three, six or nine months.  On these seats you will learn about a number of practice areas within Ogier.


Ogier specialises in the following work areas:

  • Banking
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Investment Funds
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Private Client and Trusts
  • Property
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency

With regular updates and a formal  review at the end of every seat you'll have an opportunity to reflect upon your personal development and progress.  We have a fully interactive learning management platform, allowing you control to track your performance as you go.

Our Trainees develop their skills in both contentious and non-contentious areas of practice. Every Trainee has a three month seat in Litigation as well as two or three seats in our Business Trust Law Group.

As part of your programme, you will be required to attend the Professional Skills Course. The compulsory element of this course covers financial and business skills, advocacy and client care.  In addition, everyone is required to attend four electives, three of which will be chosen by Ogier and the fourth chosen by the you.

We are committed to developing our Trainees to be extraordinary future Solicitors and will support trainees through external and supplementary courses where needed.

Application Process

We are looking for the very best trainees to join us: the next generation of our firm must be collaborative and tech-savvy with strong academic achievement, and ready to drive our business forward.

Applications are invited from students currently in their final year of a Law degree, or undertaking their GDL or LPC.  We will also welcome applications from individuals who have recently completed their LPC. The academic requirements for acceptance onto our England & Wales Trainee Solicitor programme are:

  • Commendation or Distinction in your LPC
  • Commendation or Distinction in your GDL (if relevant)
  • 2:1 Degree (non-law degree background welcome)
  • Two A grades and one B grade at A-Level (or the equivalent in UCAS points)

If your initial application stands out, you will be progressed to the interview stage.  All interviews are conducted in person or via remote conference with our Training Principal.  We also have recruitment assessments that everyone undertakes.  Simple, transparent, to the point.

If you are successful, we will then issue an offer which (where applicable) is conditional upon you achieving a Commendation or Distinction as a final result for the LPC.

Applications

The application process for the 2019 and 2020 Trainee Solicitor Programme in Jersey and Guernsey is now open.  If you are interested in applying please complete the below application form and email your application to recruitment@ogier.com along with an updated version of your CV.

If you would like further information about our Channel Islands Trainee Solicitor Programme, please contact us at recruitment@ogier.com

Trainee Solicitor application form

Student and Junior work opportunities

If you are planning to commence the LPC in the next couple of years, you might be interested in our Bursary Scheme.

We are also interested to hear from talented, ambitious individuals with legal experience and/or qualifications who are looking for paralegal or legal assistant positions. If you are interested in registering your interest more generally for  paralegal work or other legal opportunities, please feel free to contact us at recruitment@ogier.com