Summer Work Placements 2019
work experience

Summer Work Placements 2019

Job description

At Addleshaw Goddard, we endeavour to make each work placement scheme a valuable experience for our students. We offer two week Summer schemes in Edinburgh/Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester.

During the scheme you will experience life as a trainee at AG. Students are allocated a department to sit in and swap into a different department in the second week (if undertaking the Summer scheme). During your time in the department you will be supervised by an experienced solicitor who will welcome you to the department and allocate you work. You will also be paired up with a trainee buddy throughout the duration of the scheme who will be on hand to help.

The scheme will be varied. As well as informative sessions, group exercises, assessed work and plenty of time at your desk, there will be a number of social events attended by a range of people across the office to give you a chance to really get to know the people and culture at AG.

We offer training contracts to successful placement scheme students and encourage applicants to apply for our scheme.

What diversity means to Addleshaw Goddard
At Addleshaw Goddard (AG), we have created a high performance culture that is fully inclusive, supportive and where we expect the best of each other. Ultimately, we want to enable all our people to succeed, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived difference. Our diversity ambition is promoted and receives support at the most senior level of our business through our board sponsor.

The AG diversity programme is implemented by a dedicated HR team, partner sponsors and volunteers from across the firm. Much of our work focuses around the areas of gender, social mobility and ethnicity. However, we also provide a comprehensive package of support for parents and carers, have a flourishing a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) network, and run an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. Agile working is also a key focus for AG, enabling a greater work-life balance for everyone, not only those with caring responsibilities.

We continue to invest and work hard to build a reputable Diversity Programme in support of a fully inclusive culture, and our commitment has been consistently recognised over the years. In the 2017/18 sector awards season, the AG Diversity Programme has achieved the following external recognition:

  • Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018
  • UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017 - AG won the 'Managing Diverse Talent' award and gained recognition for its innovative returner programme.
  • HR in Law Awards 2018 - AG won awards for 'Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion' and the 'Grand Prix' top award for our D&I programme


Length of the programme: two weeks.

What we are looking for

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate commercial awareness, teamwork, motivation and drive. Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed, as are applications from those who may be considering a change of direction.

At Addleshaw Goddard we are more than just exceptional lawyers. We attract smart and energetic people who are committed to our clients' success and believe in team-work and professionalism combined with a personal touch. A real meeting of minds. It's one of the reasons why we're sure you'll enjoy working with us.

Qualifications

We require ABB at A-level and 2:1 at degree (or equivalent).

Accepted degree subjects

Any

How to apply

Applications for a place on our Easter work placement scheme open on 1 October 2018. Please apply through our website via the Apply button.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 06/01/2019

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Closing date: 06/01/2019

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Additional job details

LocationEdinburgh · Glasgow · Leeds · London · Manchester
Salary

£300 per week

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