Training Contract/Vacation Schemes
About Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown is a leading international law firm with 24 offices in key financial centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We have more than 15000 lawyers worldwide and this unrivalled on-the-ground presence ensures our clients have complete access to local expertise on an international basis.
Mayer Brown in London
With more than 85 partners, 120 associates and 30 trainee solicitors spread across the heart of the City, the London office provides a full service presence working together with its colleagues around the world to provide clients with world-class legal service on local and multi-jurisdictional matters alike. While our lawyers primarily practise English law, many are also qualified in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Our lawyers practise in a wide range of areas including corporate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, insurance and reinsurance, pensions and employment, competition and trade, tax, intellectual property, and information technology. Clients include many of the FTSE and Fortune 500 companies from the worlds of banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services, media, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining.
Why train at Mayer Brown?
Mayer Brown advises some of the world’s most sophisticated and complex businesses and institutions. You will have the opportunity to work alongside some award-winning teams and individuals.
One of the advantages of joining Mayer Brown are the choices available to you. Our trainees can tailor their training contract from a range of different seats, including our main practice areas in London (as listed above), and client or international secondments.
For a large international firm, our London office remains a tightly knit team harbouring an open and inclusive culture. You will nevertheless be given significant opportunities to assist on matters which may be multi-disciplinary, cross-border, complex and high-profile in nature.
As an international firm specialising in a wide range of practice areas, our trainee intake is representative of the firm itself. Mayer Brown values and encourages diversity – this is critical to our success as an international law firm serving a very diverse client base worldwide.
Our trainee pool is wide and represents individuals of varying experiences and backgrounds. 55% of our trainee intake have studied non-law degrees and some trainees have even had previous careers prior to joining our firm. It is safe to say there is no conventional Mayer Brown trainee.
Work Experience Programmes
During our work experience programmes, you will assist a partner or senior associate on real deals to give you first-hand experience of life in a City law firm. You will sit in two departments and we you will be asked in advance which areas interest you most.
You will also be invited to attend presentations on our different practice areas to give you more insight into the breadth of the firm. There will also be plenty of social activities organised, including a day at our office in Paris.
How to apply
Our work experience programmes take place in Spring and during the Summer and are based in the London office. Applications are welcomed from both law and non-law undergraduates and can be made from 1 November.
For training contracts, non law students should apply after the 1 November in the final year of their undergraduate degree. Law students should apply in their penultimate year of study. All other applicants should apply after 1 November in each recruitment year. The deadline for training contract applications is 31 July.
For more information on Mayer Brown, and for our online application form, please click on the 'Apply' button above.