Training at Drew

The Drew Traineeship Programme focuses on developing outstanding competence in legal skills and building a firm foundation for legal practice. We work hard to create an environment for our trainees to stretch their capabilities and to develop into a ‘complete lawyer’. Our trainees graduate as knowledgeable, well-rounded, and polished lawyers.

Your experience

Where you fit in. 
At Drew & Napier, you will be part of a team of individuals. We are well known for our strong firm culture, and for being a place where people look out for one another. We pride ourselves on our collegiate sensibility. Our doors are always open for advice, guidance and a chat.

A rounded exposure.
We believe in exposing you to different areas of practice. You will be rotated to different departments or practice areas. During your rotation, you will get to work with lawyers with a different professional focus from your primary team. 

We want to share our knowledge and experience with you. Drew’s Traineeship Programme exposes you to the full range of critical legal skills. Hone your skills in research, drafting and managing files through your involvement in a broad range of high quality work handled by Singapore’s leading lawyers.

Your supervising solicitor and mentor. Just a few doors away.  
We expect you to rise to the challenges of top-tier legal practice, but we don’t expect you to do it alone. 

We pair you with a supervising solicitor and a mentor who will take a personal interest in you and your professional development. Your mentor will be experienced in the rigours and expectations of legal practice, but will have walked in your shoes fairly recently and relate to your position. Together, your supervising solicitor and mentor will ensure that you are exposed to work that is interesting and challenging and provide advice when you need it.

What we look for

What makes you unique.
While we look out for trainees with strong academic background, we appreciate that there is more to you than your credentials. We appreciate professionalism and drive, and actively seek out well-rounded candidates with a variety of interests. As a firm, we embrace the varied interests of our lawyers outside of work and encourage you to pursue them.

Honorarium package

We offer a generous honorarium for the duration of your training contract and your Part B Bar Examination course. 

We will also reimburse your Part B Bar Course fees on joining us as an associate after the completion of your traineeship.


2027 Training Contracts

We invite applications from candidates who wish to fulfil training contracts in 2027 from 1 August 2024.

2025 and 2026 Training Contracts

We continue to consider applications for training contracts from candidates who intend to fulfil training contracts in 2025 and 2026.

Please click here to submit your application. Your CV should contain the following information:

  • Personal particulars including nationality, contact details and a photograph
  • Academic transcripts at “O” levels, “A” levels (or its equivalent) and in law school to date
  • Awards, prizes and scholarships
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Elective subject choices
  • Preferred area of practice for your traineeship
  • Anything else that you would like to share with us

By submitting your application, you consent that Drew & Napier LLC may collect, use and/or disclose the information / personal data contained in your application for the purpose of processing your application. Where your application contains the personal data of third parties, you confirm that you have obtained all necessary consents to provide us with such personal data and that we may collect, use and/or disclose such personal data in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.