Training Contract/Vacation Schemes
We offer two-year training contracts in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. During this time you’ll undertake four seats across our broad range of practice areas, such as energy, intellectual property, corporate or EU competition. Alongside this, you’re guaranteed to spend a seat outside of your “home” office – an exciting prospect. You might be seconded to one of our top clients based in London or Europe, or spend time in one of our international offices including Rio de Janeiro, Edinburgh or Moscow.
You’ll find that a training contract with us offers a great range of responsibility and interesting work. You’ll enjoy plenty of access to senior partners, as well as the autonomy and support you need to really grow and develop your talent.
In every one of your seats you’ll have the guidance of a supervisor – someone who’ll take a close interest in your development and help you plan your career. Our trainees consistently tell us that this is the best part of training with us – they have the right mix of responsibility and challenging work to develop their skills, but never feel unsupported or out of their depth.
That support comes not only from your practice groups. You’ll also have regular contact with our graduate recruitment team plus support from your Trainee Representative Committee (known as TReps and made up of elected trainees from all intakes and locations). The TReps meetings act as a forum for suggestions to improve our processes and programmes and tackle any concerns. It all helps to make sure your trainee experience is a good one.
We see it as our job to create the best possible learning environment for all our trainees – we recruit to retain, so our trainees are the future of the firm.
To find success with us, you’ll be a high-achieving team player and strong communicator who thrives on a challenge. We welcome both non-law and law graduates who can contribute fresh thinking, an international outlook and formidable problem-solving skills. The work we do is intellectually demanding and professionally stretching – giving you an excellent grounding and a head start to your career in law.
Our vacation schemes are open to applicants who have 320 UCAS points (or equivalent) and who have (or are expecting) a 2:1 degree in any discipline.
To find out more and apply, please click on the Apply Now button.
Opening and closing dates for applications:
London and Bristol – 1 November 2013 to 31 July 2014
Aberdeen and Edinburgh – 1 January 2013 to 12 October 2014
All Vacation Schemes – 1 November 2013 to 31 January 2014