Leading lawyers. Great clients. And an unrivalled commercial approach to business. At RPC we offer a depth of knowledge and creativity that few firms can rival, and combine this with high quality training programmes that are consistently lauded in the leading directories.
Headquartered in a state of the art site in the City of London, we also have stunning offices in Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our open plan, collaborative working environment – where knowledge is easily shared and access to partners an everyday reality – is designed to bring out the best in our people and to ensure that the service we offer our clients is second to none. And it is.
We provide top quality legal services to global businesses across a wide range of industry sectors and practices, including insurance, commercial litigation, construction, engineering and projects, corporate/M&A, IP and technology, retail, commercial contracts, media, real estate, employment and pensions, outsourcing, regulatory, tax, international trade and competition.
We have been named as Best Legal Adviser by Legal Week every year since 2009 for our commitment to delivering excellent client service. In 2015 we won Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. And in 2014 we were twice named Law firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards and the Halsbury Legal Awards having been nominated four times before over the previous 18 months. More recently, we were named Best Tax Team in a Law Firm at the Taxation Awards 2017; Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the Commercial Insurance Awards 2017; and Best Strategic Leadership at the MPF Awards 2016. Our trainees – and our training programme – have been consistently recognised for excellence, too, including winning Best Commercial Awareness Blog at the Legal Cheek Awards 2017 and Best Vacation Scheme – International or City Firm – All About Law Top Law Firms.
As a trainee you will receive first rate training in a supportive working environment. You will collaborate closely with a partner and will be given real responsibility as soon as you are ready to handle it. At least six months will be spent in four areas of our practice. We encourage our trainees to express preferences for the areas in which they would like to train. In addition to the Professional Skills Course, we provide a complementary programme of in-house training. When you qualify we hope you will stay with us and we always do our best to place you in the area of law that suits you most.
Recruitment usually takes place in August for our training contracts two years before the training contract begins. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to one of our assessment days during which they will meet our existing trainees, associates, legal directors and partners.
Although proven academic ability is important, we value energy, enthusiasm, business sense, commitment and the ability to relate well to others just as highly.
Qualifications and experience requirements
If you're applying for a training contract in the UK, you’ll need eight high grade GCSEs, three high grade A-levels and a 2:1 degree awarded or predicted (not necessarily in law) or the equivalent qualifications.
Contract and working hours
Fixed term · Full-time
How to apply
Number of vacancies: 12
Recruitment usually takes place in the September, two years before the training contract begins. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to one of our assessment days during which they will meet our existing trainees and partners.
Closing date: 13/07/2018
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 13/07/2018