Training Contracts/Vacation Schemes
About Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Our Training Contract
Our four-seat training contract gives trainees an in-depth insight into our core practice areas and key industry sectors, enabling them to make the best and most informed choice of qualification area. Trainees also have the opportunity to spend six months on client or international secondment.
Throughout the training contract our learning and development programme will ensure trainees continue to develop and succeed at every stage in their career.
Applications will open on the following dates for our 2016 intakes:
Non-law finalists and non-law graduates: 1st October 2013 to 28th February 2014
Law finalists and law graduates: 1st June to 31st July 2014
Our vacation schemes offer an invaluable insight into life and work inside a leading, international legal practice. The winter scheme is open to finalists and graduates from any degree discipline. The summer scheme is open to penultimate-year undergraduates from any degree discipline. Securing a place on either scheme is subject to a successful application and assessment day.
On whichever scheme you join, you will have the opportunity to get under the skin of our business and get a genuine feel for what it is like to work here. You will get to participate in actual work with clients – which could involve anything from legal research to attending meetings or court. You can attend training sessions on presentation skills and lunchtime talks about our practice areas. What is more, you will be paid £300 per week and there will be plenty of social events where you can meet our current trainees, lawyers and partners.
Applications will open on the following dates for our 2013/2014 vacation schemes:
Winter (16th to 20th December 2013): 1st October to 31st October 2013
Summer (23rd June to 4th July 2014 and 14th July to 25th July 2014): 1st November 2013 to 31st January 2014
We run a series of open days throughout the year designed to give you valuable experience and insight into life as a trainee solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright. These full day programmes run throughout the year, enabling you to gain some experience before - or instead of - applying for a vacation scheme and ahead of applying for a training contract.
Our open days include:
- A talk from one of our partners about Norton Rose Fulbrigh
- Application and interview advice from the Trainee Recruitment team
- The opportunity to network with trainees and associates
- Tour of the office
- Interactive workshops, designed to help you to develop key skills which are essential for a legal career.
To apply for one of our open days, you will need to complete our application form which will be open from 1 November 2013 to 28 February 2014. Exceptional candidates will be selected for one of the following dates:
Thursday 6 February 2014 - Non-law finalists
Friday 14 March 2014 - Graduates and career changers
Thursday 10 April 2014 - First years (law & non-law)
Thursday 8 May 2014 - Penultimate year & final year Law undergraduates
Thursday 20 June 2014 - First years (law & non-law)
What we are looking for
We are an ambitious, expanding international practice with a clear strategy for the future. To be successful here you will understand and embrace our strategy and our focus on six industry sectors. You will demonstrate global thinking, commercial acumen and the drive to provide the highest standard of service to clients.
An impeccable academic record and intellectual rigour are prerequisites - at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) standard is required. You will have an enquiring mind with a profound and genuine interest in the world of international business and the commercial environment of our clients. Your global mind set means that you will embrace the international opportunities on offer. You will regard your secondment to one of our offices outside London as a highlight of your training contract with us.
Your interpersonal skills will be second to none. You will have the confidence to build long term, trusting relationships with clients and colleagues. In return, you will enjoy exposure to challenging, high profile work in a supportive environment. You will be motivated by a culture that fosters collaboration, responsibility and professional development from the outset.
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