All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Gowling WLG employees based on 46 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.5/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.4/5
 
Company Culture:
4.2/5
 
Career Progression:
3.9/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.9/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

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Industry: Law Department: Commercial Litigation Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's a genuinely nice place to work with a friendly working environment.

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Challenging work.
High profile clients.

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Trainees are given interesting, challenging work and not just administrative tasks.

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The people and the work.

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Industry: Law Department: Commercial, IT and Outsourcing Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people you meet - colleagues, clients, etc. During my trainee contract I have had great exposure with clients which has allowed me to develop my professional network. Within the firm, colleagues are lovely and incredibly supportive. The firm has a great culture.

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Industry: Law Department: Real Estate Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Significant levels of well-supervised responsibility and a focus on how you can develop.

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Industry: Law Department: Finance Litigation Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The role is challenging and varied.

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Industry: Law Department: Projects Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Lovely people and generally interesting work.

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Industry: Law Department: Banking & Finance Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team.

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Industry: Law Department: Commercial Litigation Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law Department: Real Estate Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law Department: Commercial Litigation Job Title: Trainee

Industry: Law Job Title: Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The offices and the people - it's a great place to work.

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Industry: Law Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working on important commercial matters.

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Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Job Title: Trainee Solicitor - Graduate

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Industry: Law Department: Real Estate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great working environment, enjoyable and engaging work, exciting progression opportunities.

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Industry: Law Department: Real Estate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Best for me personally is that it is something I enjoy and can see myself doing for a career for the rest of my life.

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Industry: Law Department: Tax

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with my team, which allows me to learn so much as well as see how they work. This is a great way of seeing what type of employee/future lawyer I want to be.

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Industry: Law Department: Real Estate Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Increased independency.
Salary.
The people in my team are great fun!

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Industry: Law

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The best thing about my job is the opportunity itself. To be able to be where I am for my age, having not gone to University, is something I didn't think was actually possible. I am able to work alongside incredible Lawyers, who help me progress on a daily basis. Being able to learn about the Law whilst actually doing the work at the same time is an extremely efficient way to learn, and being able to do this has not only helped me kick-start my career, but increased my confidence immensely.

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Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: HR

What are the best and worst things about your job?

In HR you get to experience a massive range of areas that affect everyone in the firm. Handling confidential information also feels as if the firm trusts you and see you as responsible enough to take on this information. It also develops your problem solving skills and endurance towards fellow employees or situations that can be frustrating.

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Getting to work on lots of projects is exciting as there's always something going on so you're never bored, and you get to talk to new people all the time, adding to your professional skills.

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Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Facilities management

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I've been trusted with a lot of responsibility due to circumstances within my team yet I've enjoyed every bit of the challenge and it means a lot that I've been given work I know has some meaning behind it instead of being given work that doesn't develop my skills or go towards anything.

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Industry: Law Department: Non- Contentious Construction

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The inspiring and insanely experienced Lawyers I work with, the fascinating meetings with huge clients with free lunchs and drinks, the social parties and events, the client contact.

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Industry: Law Department: Real Estate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Working towards a degree level qualification whilst also getting paid
- We are treated like any other employee
- The parties the firm has! (Two trainee parties a year, an annual firm-wide party, team Christmas parties etc.)
- Having days off to study
- Working with a really friendly team

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Industry: Law Department: Commercial Litigation

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Always given plenty of high quality work, and sufficient time to complete it to a high standard.

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Industry: Law Department: Business Development

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Constantly being challenged which is positively developing me.

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Industry: Law

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Everyone I've worked with so far is so helpful and understanding - whenever I have a question or need training on something, they go through things with me and give context/examples too.

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Industry: Law Department: Construction and Engineering - Dispute Resolution Group

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You are given large amounts of client work, but also receive plenty of support from your team and the firm to guide you through. I am part of a large group of apprentices in my age group, so you also have a great junior support network.

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Industry: Law Department: Travel

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Best things about my job would have to be the variety of work I get on a daily basis. No day is the same and it makes my job very exciting and keeps me on my toes. I like as well the constant communication with external colleagues but also external clients, hotels etc. I think for me the best thing about my role is working for this firm and feeling proud to deliver a good quality service both externally and internally. It is also a great feeling being part of a team because you are never alone and there is always someone on hand to offer you support or guidance.

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Gowling WLG

Average start time: 09:30

Average end time: 18:30

Average number of working hours: 9

Based on 46 reviews


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Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Litigation at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

The firm has grown significantly over the past 5 years and understanding the reasons and motivations behind the recent spate of mergers is key.

Interview Advice:

The standard questions you probably get asked at every firm (e.g. why law, why Gowling, why commercial law, etc,) as well as more specific commercial and industry questions (e.g. biggest growth areas, impact of tech on the legal industry, challenges to the firm, etc).

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out - no generic answers!
Take time to research and understand the firm you are applying to!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.
Show enthusiasm and interest.

Trainee, Commercial Litigation at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

The firm now hires trainees through vacation schemes, which I didn't do. As a general rule, also double and triple check the application form for typos and other errors.

Interview Advice:

The interviewers are not trying to catch you out. You can steer the conversation towards subjects that you are confident speaking about.

Trainee Solicitor, at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Quality not quantity! Tailor your application to the firm.

Interview Advice:

Show interest and enthusiasm and personality. Do your research and gain some experience.

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Application Advice:

When writing your application, ensure it is truly tailored to the firm you are applying to. Look at the firm's website and see what our key values are, and try and link your experience to those values. Use examples where possible.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared.
Be enthusiastic - the interviewers are looking for an interest/passion in something and will often look to see how you react when challenged.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial, IT and Outsourcing at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Consider what makes the firm stand out. What is it about the culture of the firm that makes it different from others and what is your evidence for thinking this.

Interview Advice:

Know why you want to work and don't be afraid to appear human. Every person can bring something different.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Make sure you research the firm so that this comes across in your application.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, and be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Be different and do your research. Meet the recruiters.

Interview Advice:

Be truthful and candid.

Trainee Solicitor, Projects at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Attention to detail.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking & Finance at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Be different - Don't write answers that everyone else is going to write, you need to stand out.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, let your personality come through.

Trainee, at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Look at the firm's website for the key skills that it looks for.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

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Application Advice:

Get to know the firm; there is a lot of information out there so show that you know what we do and what we value. Show a genuine desire to build a career here.

Interview Advice:

My interview focussed on more than technical/academic skills. You need the ability to formulate a view on something and back that up.

Trainee Solicitor – Graduate, at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

You find surprises where you don't expect to find them.

Interview Advice:

Have a story to sell.

Trainee Solicitor, at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Apply your hobbies to the skills required for the job - they are looking for interesting people.

Interview Advice:

About my hobbies and interests in the business world (and any recent stories that I have taken an interest in).

Trainee, Public Law and Regulation at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, the firm is very down to earth and personable!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and do not over prepare.

Trainee Solicitor, Construction at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Be honest but do background research on the firm and the economy. Read things such as business sections or publications.

Interview Advice:

Show confidence in your ability but also openness to developing.

Associate, at Gowling WLG
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Application Advice:

Get the grades.

Interview Advice:

Know the firm inside-out, why you want to work there and what differentiates the firm from its competitors.

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Best:

The people and working culture are great.

Worst:

Little to no perks!

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Litigation at Gowling WLG
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Best:

Culture
Work

Trainee, Commercial Litigation at Gowling WLG
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Best:

There is a good atmosphere at the firm. Although everyone works hard, people are friendly and approachable.

Trainee Solicitor, at Gowling WLG
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Best:

As I mentioned before the people are awesome and the culture at the firm is very friendly and open. It is not hierarchical.

Trainee Solicitor, at Gowling WLG
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Best:

The company employs people well - there is a good mix of colleagues that are all fundamentally nice and supportive creating a great culture within the firm.

Worst:

The disparity in pay between Birmingham and London colleagues.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial, IT and Outsourcing at Gowling WLG
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Best:

Inclusive and friendly culture, strong reputation.

Worst:

Remuneration is lagging slightly.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Gowling WLG
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Best:

Training and support.

Worst:

Some departments do not promote a work life balance.

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Best:

Culture and ethics.

Worst:

Nothing really.

Trainee Solicitor, Projects at Gowling WLG
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Best:

The people.

Worst:

Salary.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking & Finance at Gowling WLG
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Best:

The offices.

Worst:

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Best:

Some of my colleagues are great

Worst:

Management are tight

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Best:

The culture and the quality of the work we do.

Trainee Solicitor, at Gowling WLG
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Best:

Colleagues

Worst:

A slight stratification

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Best:

The people

Worst:

The change in focus of the company (from large regional firm to international in a short space of time)

Trainee, Public Law and Regulation at Gowling WLG
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Best:

Very supportive and approachable

Worst:

Can be very busy

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Location and nice offices

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