Location
Manchester
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term Contract
Business Services

About the Role

At Horwich Farrelly we do things differently. We recognise the value of our employees and understand that they set us apart from our competitors.  So, if you want to experience what life is like as a lawyer at Horwich Farrelly, join us on our  Summer Vacation Scheme in 2022.

 

What will you be doing?

Horwich Farrelly’s Vacation Scheme gives you the opportunity to spend two weeks within our acclaimed Counter Fraud and Credit Hire departments, whilst also gaining some exposure to Motor & Casualty, Costs and Commercial & Corporate. Depending on Government COVID- 19 Safety Guidelines at the time we are hopeful the schemes will be able to take part in our office; however if restrictions are in place, the scheme will be facilitated virtually.

You will be provided with a blend of work demonstrating the day-to-day life of our lawyers such as a mock trial, commercial awareness training and presentations from our Partners. We want you to understand how we work to defend cases for our clients so you will be provided with invaluable exposure as to how the departments operate.  You will have the opportunity to speak with experienced lawyers and gain an insight into what it is actually like to progress becoming a Trainee Solicitor at Horwich Farrelly.

What’s in it for you?

It isn’t all work and no play though! We will provide you with professional development sessions as well as social activities. Horwich Farrelly aims to recruit a high percentage of the scheme’s participants, so this is a real chance for you to shine and start a successful career in law. It is also worth noting that our training contracts are only available to current Horwich Farrelly employees so there is no chance of external competition!

This is what former participant, Elizabeth, now a Solicitor, says about the Scheme

I had a place on the Vacation Scheme in Summer 2017. This was my first insight into working in a law firm and gave me the opportunity to work in two different departments in HF. I was able to see what a working week consisted of and assisted with daily tasks. It gave me a lot of confidence as everybody was really friendly and helpful. After the Scheme I was offered a job which has helped me secure a training contract and qualify as a solicitor.”

What do I need?

  • You should be keen to start your career within a legal firm.
  • Open minded and eager to learn
  • Up for a challenge
  • A (2022 or earlier) 3rd year Law Graduate and/or LPC/ BPTC/ GDL Graduate.

To apply

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter which should cover the following questions:

  • Why should Horwich Farrelly consider you for their vacation scheme?
  • What can you bring to the firm?
  • Outline as many examples as possible of when you have displayed our company values in your previous experiences.

    Applications for our vacation scheme closes on 31st May 2022. The dates of our vacation schemes are as follows:

                            Monday 27th June – Friday 8th July 2022

The outcome of your application will be communicated to you by 1st June 2022. Should you be shortlisted at this stage you will be invited to submit a video assessment which will take place from 2nd June 2022. Following which you will be advised if you have been successful and invited to an interview.


About The Team:

About the company

Horwich Farrelly is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal and handling services to the general insurance sector. Established in 1969, the firm currently provides legal services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in specialist areas such as counter fraud, large & complex injury, motor and casualty services, recoveries, costs and credit hire. Horwich Farrelly has recently expanded into the provision of commercial legal services and litigation providing solutions to a wide range of corporate and SME clients.

We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We offer flexible working and have a relaxed dress code - you can be yourself at work! We offer hybrid working and flexible working hours for all.

We continue to place a firm emphasis on investing in our people and promoting internally, from paying for professional subscriptions to offering learning and development grants for further study, we are always looking to invest and grow our people.

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do. Here are just a few of the benefits our employees have access to as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Professional subscriptions paid and development grants
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • Perks at work scheme package

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