Training Contract/ Vacation Scheme
Recognised for our sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as our outstanding team of professionals, Akin Gump has 20 offices and over 900 lawyers in a wide range of market leading practices and industries. Akin Gump’s steadfast dedication to providing exemplary client service and its visionary leadership are key factors in the firm’s rise to the top of the profession.
The London office is the main hub for Akin Gump’s international practice. The core strengths on which the office is founded include financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), complex finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, securitisation, financial regulatory, litigation/international arbitration, investment funds, international trade/EU competition and tax.
Our two week summer vacation scheme provides an excellent opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the day-to-day work of trainees in an international law firm. Through training sessions, mentoring and social activities, you will get to know our firm. By working side by side with partners and associates on live deals, you will get to know our practices and clients.
Participants have the opportunity to experience one or more of our dynamic practice areas and are paid the London Living Wage.
By focusing on a smaller intake we maintain flexibility and seek to grow through our junior lawyer retention. You will have the choice of sitting within the financial restructuring, corporate/M&A, energy, finance, financial regulatory, investment funds, litigation/arbitration, international trade/EU competition or tax practice areas. Seats can be tailored to three or six month durations across the two year training programme to provide a breadth of experience. Our trainees can also be considered for relevant international office and client secondments.
Our trainees work on fast-paced, precedent setting deals and are supported by their supervisors and the firm’s graduate recruitment team. Trainees are an integral part of the firm’s success and are encouraged to become actively immersed within the wide variety of client and pro bono work the firm has to offer.
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We look for evidence of strong and consistent academic achievement so applicants must have received AAA at A-Level (or equivalent) and be on track for, or have obtained, a minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline. You will need to demonstrate that you are solution-driven, commercially minded and interested in a career in business law.
We welcome applications from law students in their penultimate year of study, non-law students in their final year and graduates looking to commence a training path in two years’ time.
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