careers at Wilkin Chapman Solicitors

We’re a thriving, modern law firm with an exceptionally friendly and supportive culture.

Our people are the foundation for continued growth and success

With a full-service offering and a client base ranging from loyal, local communities to national and overseas businesses, Wilkin Chapman continues to grow, while our emphasis remains firmly on quality and innovation. 

We know that happy, motivated employees are good for business, and a strong, forward-looking culture benefits everyone. Providing the tools and support to enable our people provides the foundation for success.

Our roots go back more than 120 years and we are now the largest law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, with four regional offices and listed in the Lawyer UK 200. With well-established, niche expertise in specialist sectors, many of our solicitors and departments are ranked highly in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK. 

We help and guide you on your career path, providing a great package of benefits and a superb sociable working environment. We’re a community of like-minded people ready to welcome your contribution.

Your new and exciting career opportunity awaits!

  1. Career progression

    At Wilkin Chapman, we don’t stand still, and neither do you.

    You can expect nothing less than our full support to help you to achieve your career ambitions, and your success is the key to our strong, sustained performance. We plan with you, coach, mentor and train you, we get to understand you and where you want to be.

    Whether you’re a graduate trainee with a desire to progress to partnership, or a marketing apprentice with leadership potential, we will do everything we can to enable your success. We focus on your full career ‘life cycle’, because like you, we’re in it for the long term.

  2. Agile working

    In our aim to achieve a balanced and efficient workplace, and with employee wellbeing and customer service being at the top of our people priorities, we continue to evolve our way of working.

    Our employees are trusted and given the flexibility to decide where they need to be to do their best work.

  3. Our values

    In a fascinating and complex history where the past has shaped the present, one of the constants is our core values which place our clients at the heart of the firm.

    Our values are the bedrock of Wilkin Chapman and are shown in the everyday behaviours of our people, and our culture.

    Our core values are:

    1. Outstanding service

    2. Teamwork and collaboration

    3. Approachability

    4. Innovation

    5. Commitment to achieving results

  4. Employee engagement

    We are proud of our working atmosphere. We’re friendly and approachable and have lots of initiatives in place to help you get the most out of your working day and your career.

    Our monthly wellbeing programme provides a range of support, information, and engagement opportunities, assisted by our fully trained wellbeing ambassadors – a group of passionate employees who want to make a real difference.

    We have an employee forum, a monthly recognition scheme linked to our values, and many times throughout the year we get serious about social! From team building, charitable endeavours to events purely for fun – it’s all about bringing people together and enhancing our working life.

  5. Our accreditations

    We are pleased to announce that we have been named as a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2). The Disability Confident scheme helps to remove barriers preventing disabled people and those with long term health conditions from accessing employment.

    To be approved for the scheme, we demonstrated our commitment to being an inclusive employer by:

    • actively attracting and recruiting disabled people to help fill our opportunities and vacancies;

    • providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process;

    • offering interviews to disabled people who meet the requirements;

    • being flexible when assessing people so disabled applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job;

    • proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required;

    • ensuring our people have appropriate disability equality awareness;

    • promoting a culture of being disability confident;

    • supporting our people to manage their disabilities or health conditions;

    • ensuring there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled people;

    • ensuring managers are aware of how they can support their people who are sick or absent from work; and

    • valuing and listening to feedback from disabled people.

    We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer. We’re determined to challenge attitudes, increase understanding of disability, and improve employee morale by demonstrating fair treatment. This accreditation will enable us to draw from the widest pool of incredible talent and retain high-quality people whose ethics match our core values.

Our benefits

We recognise the importance of looking after you and your family, which is why we offer an excellent package of benefits to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Our core benefits range from private health insurance, a 24-hour advice line and a health cash plan, to a reputable pension scheme and additional holiday entitlement. There are other perks too including payment for professional subscriptions, discounted legal fees and flexible working.

With annual salary reviews, a discretionary bonus scheme, promotion opportunities and personal development plans, working with us is a wise career move.

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Recruitment opportunities

Would you like to join our dynamic, successful firm – a sociable, inclusive practice that puts career development and employee wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do? See our current opportunities below:

Part Time
A Level Work Experience Placement Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire
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Apprentice Insolvency Case Administrator Beverley
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Insolvency Case Administrator Grimsby
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Paralegal Grimsby
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Paralegal Grimsby
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Solicitor Beverley
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Solicitor Grimsby
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Solicitor Grimsby
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Trainee Solicitor Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire
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Undergraduate Work Experience Placement Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire
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