Training contract/placement schemes

London (Central), London (Greater)
1st yr - £38,500, 2nd yr - £42,500
29 Jul 2016
31 Jul 2017
Full Time
Experience Level

The Training Contract
As the trainee intake is relatively small, the firm gives trainees individual attention, coaching and monitoring. Your structured and challenging programme involves four six month seats in areas of the firm covering contentious and non-contentious areas, across any department within the firm's practice groups. These seats include 'on the job' training and you will share an office with a partner or senior associate. In-house lectures complement your training and there is continuous review of your career development. You will also have the opportunity to spend six months aboard in the Dubai, Singapore, Seoul or Hong Kong office and there are also client secondment opportunities. As a trainee you will be given your own caseload and as much responsibility as you can shoulder. The firm plays a range of team sports, offers online gym membership and has privileged seats for concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and access to private views at the Tate Gallery.

18 training contracts starting in March/September 2019.

Placement schemes
At Stephenson Harwood we offer a number of placement schemes in the winter, spring and summer. You will spend one or two weeks in our offices, sitting with qualified lawyers and tackling case work. Each of you will be allocated a trainee 'buddy' from your first day with us, who will be at hand to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have.You'll benefit from and organised programme of interactive sessions, talks and social events.

Application deadlines:

  • Winter placement scheme: 12 November 2016
  • Spring placement scheme: 31 January 2017
  • Summer placement scheme: 31 January 2017
  • Open Days:
    • 18 January 2017
    • 15 February 2017
    • 27 March 2017
    • 26 April 2017
  • Training Contracts: 31 July 2017

Total number of vacancies / places:
18 training contracts starting in March/September 2019.
40 placement schemes spaces – 8 for winter, 8 for spring and 24 for summer schemes.

Salary and benefits:
Training contract – Your salary in your first year would be £38,500 rising to £42,500 in your second year. Our current NQ salary is £65,000.  Benefits include online gym membership, private health insurance, pension, dental health scheme, private GP services, critical illness cover, health screening, life assurance, season ticket loan and 25 days' paid holiday per year.

Placement scheme - £260 per week of scheme.

Method of Application: Online via
Contact (for applications): Graduate Recruitment Team
Address: 1 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7SH
Telephone: 0207 809 2812

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