Work Experience and Training Contracts

At Johnson Astills we are committed to supporting the next generation of solicitors wherever and whenever we can.

We are proud of the solicitors, trainees and paralegals who started their legal careers with a work experience placement with Johnson Astills and those who have trained with us, specialised and enhanced their expertise with our support.

Work Experience Placements - ON HOLD

Please note our summer vacation scheme is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Johnson Astills run annual summer placements for graduates who wish to undertake work experience. These placements run from July to August each year and are open exclusively to University Graduates who have not previously taken advantage of an Johnson Astills placement. If you wish to apply for a summer placement, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to Michelle Harding between 1 January and 30 April in the year for which you are applying. We are sorry but we are unable to consider applications received outside of this period.

We will notify you in writing by 31 May if you have been successful. Unfortunately the high number of applications we receive each year means that we are unable to reply should you not be successful.

Training Contract Applications

Training contract applications are now closed and we are not currently recruiting for any further positions.  Please check back as the position may change.

Paralegal Recruitment Evening - 23 March 2020 - POSTPONED 

Johnson Astills are pleased to announce we are hosting a recruitment evening.

We are seeking to recruit 2 to 3 Paralegals to complement our busy legal teams. The evening will take place on Monday 23 March 2020.  Legal experience or a degree qualification is required. 

For an invitation, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Miss Michelle Harding via email at

Reluctantly we have postponed this recruitment evening. This will be rearranged in due course.