Training Contract/Vacation Schemes
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At Addleshaw Goddard, our whole culture is about doing things differently, applying our knowledge to create new services and products that make life easier and more successful for our clients. And the same goes for our people. We believe that by listening to them, offering the right rewards and emphasising development, they too, will embrace our passion for new ideas.
Continuing progress, focused growth
With offices in London, Leeds and Manchester, we employ over 1,400 people and, since 2000, our revenue has increased by 45%. Add to that our place in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’ 2008, and it’s easy to see that we’ve been able to combine commercial success with a genuine emphasis on people.We have four main business services; Finance and Projects, Contentious and Commercial, Corporate and Real Estate. Within these divisions also operate some of our specialist areas including Sport, Intellectual Property and Employment. During their training contract, our trainees complete four six month seats and can expect a range of quality work across these areas.
A unique graduate proposition
Not only do we offer our graduates the training and benefits you’d expect from a leading law firm, we also promote diversity projects that help young people achieve academically and socially. We believe in creating a culture of inclusivity - where individual differences are celebrated.
We run a successful initiative called the ‘Diversity Access Programme’ which aims to identify bright students on the LPC and allows them the opportunity to take a place on our Summer Placement Scheme. In partnership with BPP law school we have been able to identify and select students who have less conventional academic backgrounds.
We have also worked hard to develop projects to attract and retain female lawyers, which has led to Addleshaw Goddard being included in The Times ‘Top 50 Places Where Women Want to Work’ 2009. The Top 50 showcased the UK's most progressive employers that are particularly highlighted as attractive for women due to their forward thinking and innovative approach to gender issues and flexible attitudes towards working arrangements.
As a firm, we have a strong commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). One of our projects is to offer all of our new graduates the opportunity to spend a week in Romania working on a community based house building project. Working alongside a charity called Habitat for Humanity the project enables the trainees to make an active contribution to the community whilst also helping to engender a great team working spirit with fellow trainees. We encourage all of our employees to take an active role in CSR issues, and you can find out more about some of the things we have taken part in by visiting click here