Baker & McKenzie
Baker & McKenzie is a leading global law firm based in over 70 locations across 46 countries. With a presence in nearly all of the world's leading financial and commercial centres, our strategy is to provide the best combination of local legal and commercial knowledge, international expertise and resources.
Our trainee solicitors are a vital part of that strategy, exposed to the international scope of the firm from the moment they start. There is also the possibility of an overseas secondment, recent secondees have spent time in Tokyo, Brussels, Moscow, Chicago and Hong Kong.
The training contract
The two-year training contract comprises of four six-month seats which include a corporate and a contentious seat, usually within our highly regarded dispute resolution department, together with the possibility of a secondment abroad or with a client. During each seat you will have formal and informal reviews to discuss your progress and regular meetings to explore subsequent seat preferences.
London Vacation Scheme
The Firm's London vacation scheme provides a taste of what it is like to work for a global law firm in London. We have three intakes - one in the spring and two in the summer. Each vacation scheme comprises two seats, giving you an opportunity to experience two of our key practice areas. Throughout the vacation scheme training is provided to familiarise you with some of our typical transactions and to help you develop key skills. We place great emphasis in involving you in ‘live’ work. You will be an integral part of the team and attend client and department meetings as well as court hearings. Expect plenty of social events where you can hear more about the firm and meet partners, associates and trainees.
International Vacation Scheme
The Firm's international vacation scheme provides exposure to all the great things you can expect from working in our London office whilst also providing an excellent opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like living and working in another jurisdiction and culture. Each international vacation scheme lasts between six to twelve weeks, divided equally between London and one of our international offices. Recent locations have included Hong Kong, Sydney, New York and Singapore
The firm strives to enable trainees to be the best they can be. We are looking for trainees who are stimulated by intellectual challenge and respect and enjoy the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm Effective communication skills, together with the ability to be creative and practical problem solvers, team players and to have a sense of humour, are qualities which will help them stand out from the crowd.
How to apply: Online at www.bakermckenzie.com/londongraduates
Training contract 31 July 2014 and
Vacation scheme 31 January 2014