Career Opportunities at Hatchers

Hatchers is one of Shropshire’s fastest-growing and most dynamic legal firms, with a broad practice serving both private clients and businesses. Our success is built on our expertise and excellent client care.

We aim to recruit the very best people for the right jobs, who will help the continued development of the practice. We value our staff, and offer them every opportunity to fulfil their potential through structured career paths and established appraisal frameworks. Continuous development of skills and performance is positively encouraged. We will ensure that you have the relevant training and support to achieve the best results for our clients, the firm and yourself. We are accredited Investors in People and are an Equal Opportunities employer.


Hatchers are always pleased to hear from experienced people wishing to join our fast-growing firm. Specific opportunities will also appear in the press and on this site from time to time. For current vacancies see below.

We are one of the county’s largest law firms, with three offices in Shropshire, offering a wide range of legal services to private and business clients. We have the following vacancies:


Harlescott office, Shrewsbury

Green End office, Whitchurch

(Working towards NVQ Level 2 Business and Administration via Shrewsbury College)

Full time –initially fixed term for 12 months

We have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to join our busy branch offices in Shrewsbury and Whitchurch.

This is a varied and busy role involving a wide range of administrative and secretarial duties.  As part of our front of house team you will be expected to project a friendly, helpful and professional image of the Firm at all times.

You will have a flexible attitude, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work on your own initiative when required.

Experience of using Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Outlook and Excel) would be an advantage.

This is a full time apprenticeship initially on a fixed term contract for 12 months with the possibility of full time employment upon completion.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to Emma Jones:

    If you would like to apply to any of the positions advertised, please download the forms below and send them completed to Emma Jones, either by post or email:

    Download application form Download equal opportunities form

    Emma Jones
    Hatchers Solicitors LLP
    Welsh Bridge
    1 Frankwell
    SY3 8JY

    Work Experience

    If you are thinking about a career in law there is no better way to gain an insight than with a work experience placement.

    A work experience placement is the ideal way to test whether or not a career in law is for you and in today’s competitive job market, a placement at a forward thinking and consumer friendly firm such as Hatchers is bound to enhance your CV. We aim to provide our work experience students with varied placements that provide a taster of life within a busy town centre legal practice.

    Placements are available for students who are:

    • Currently in further or higher education
    • Post graduate level or looking for a change of career
    • Unfortunately we are unable to offer placements to secondary school students.
    • A placement will usually last 1 or 2 weeks and will take place at our town centre office.

    We aim to tailor our work experience placement to the level of the individual and so you may be involved in:

    • Shadowing fee earners
    • Attending courts and sitting in on client meetings
    • Drafting documents
    • Legal research
    • We also offer the opportunity for work experience students to spend time with our Finance, Administration and Marketing Teams to gain insight into how they support the day to day running of the firm

    In some situations we may be able to offer a longer term work experience placement

    How to apply

    We aim to offer placements throughout the year but the number of available placements depends purely on the availability of an appropriate supervisor.

    If you would like to enquire about the availability of a placement please send your CV with a covering letter to Emma Jones at Recruitment, Welsh Bridge, 1 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8JY, explaining the type of work experience you are looking for, the duration and the dates you are available. If we are able to accommodate your request we will write to you and invite you to come into the office for a short visit before your placement begins.

    Equal Opportunities

    Hatchers are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity at all times.