Investing in your future – and ours

We’re always keen to recruit the best possible trainees. As an IIP/IIYP Gold Standard employer, the development and training of our people is key. Join us as a trainee and you will gain all the benefits of our in-house training programme and excellent internal TCPD courses from the 2016 Scottish Legal Employer of the Year.

Your traineeship

As a trainee you will gain experience in four different legal teams over a two-year period. We will do our best to ensure that you work in areas you are most interested in, and will make sure you enhance your technical and commercial skills. Every trainee is supported by a mentor who will provide guidance as you take on more and more responsibility for your workload.

Where you’ll work

Our trainees learn alongside a variety of talented lawyers in commercial real estate, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, rural and private client teams.


The application process for our Traineeships starting in September 2020 has now closed .


Summer Placement Programme 2019

We invite applications from third and fourth year and accelerated law degree students for our Summer Placement Programme which will consist of three weeks paid work experience during July/August in our Edinburgh office.

The aim of the programme is to increase your practical knowledge of working in a law firm and we offer interesting and challenging work for a wide variety of clients. We would like you to gain a broad experience of the business. The departments participating cover a variety of areas including Corporate, Commercial Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and Rural Land & Business.

During your time with us, you will be have a structured training programme incorporating legal research/work, presentations from partners, solicitors, trainees which will allow you the opportunity to learn more about the values and culture of Anderson Strathern.  We will also have a social event organised during your placement.  You will be assigned a mentor who will provide day-to-day advice and will also have support from the HR team.

The opportunity to feedback your experiences to your mentor and the HR team will be given at the end of your placement.  In addition, if your placement is successful, you will be guaranteed an interview for a traineeship.

To apply please complete the application form, link below, by the closing date of Friday 11 January 2019 and email your completed application as a word attachment to Successful candidates will receive an invite to attend an interview which will be taking place mid January.

Summer Placement Application Form 2019

Please contact you require further information on our Summer Placement Programme.

Anderson Strathern is an Equal Opportunities employer and wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of our workforce to enable us to address any equality issues in the workplace. The Firm needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this by completing the survey. This is a completely voluntary request.

In order to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), your name is not recorded. The information supplied in your survey is not linked to your application and is not used in the selection process. The information you provide is confidential and stored securely and limited to the HR department.  Below is a link to Equality & Diversity form for completion.

Equality & Diversity form