What We Look For

There is no set mould for a Covington trainee, our trainees are enthusiastic about the law, hardworking and keen to be part of our collaborative culture.

The candidates we choose are sharp, articulate, and quick thinking. They have confidence and composure, but also honesty and humour. We look for candidates to be on track for a 2.1 degree with a strong academic record.

We also like to see:

  • energy and enthusiasm
  • team spirit
  • a range of interests outside of the law (extra-curricular activities, voluntary or paid work)
  • independent thought
  • communication and influencing skills
  • commercial awareness
  • resolve and judgement
  • a creative approach to problem solving
  • resilience under pressure
  • a good sense of humour