Training Contract 2021/2022

  • City of London, London, UK
  • 08 Feb, 2019
Trainee Training Contract

Job Description

We look for Trainees who can rise to a challenge, who have a pragmatic outlook and a hunger to learn. Our Trainee intake is diverse, with Trainees coming to us from a variety of universities and disciplines, some having had previous careers and others joining straight after their studies.

We have two application routes – you can apply for a vacation scheme or you can apply directly for a training contract. Our vacation schemes are important to us, and a high proportion of our training contract offers are made to individuals who have completed a vacation scheme with us. Notwithstanding this, we recognise that some individuals will not be able to complete a vacation scheme, so we do still make offers through the direct route.

The recruitment process for vacation schemes and for training contracts is the same. We ask all applicants to firstly complete our online application form. We receive a very high volume of applications for both vacation schemes and training contracts so we encourage you to really tailor your application to us, and to provide detailed examples of the skills and experiences that you have developed that will be relevant to your future legal career. We assess applications on a rolling basis.

The next stage of our recruitment process is an assessment centre, comprising of a written exercise, a group exercise, an interview with Associates and a critical reasoning task.

If you are applying for a vacation scheme you will find out whether you have secured a place on a vacation scheme after the assessment centre. During the vacation scheme you will complete a number of assessed exercise as well as a final round Partner interview for a training contract. You will find out whether you have secured a training contract after the vacation scheme.

If you apply directly for a training contract, the recruitment process is assessment centre followed (if successful) by Partner interview. The Partner interview takes place on a separate date to the assessment centre, usually within 1 week – 10 days of your attendance at the assessment centre.



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