As a Trainee, we believe you’ll deliver your best if you’re free to be you. And that means being able to ask questions openly, being supported to develop your strengths, and having the right opportunities to grow. Our physical offices are non-hierarchical and open plan. This means from day one you’ll be sitting close to a partner. In our virtual office, we use video call and messaging technology to ensure support is available and to maintain our non-hierarchical culture. Whether you’re handling complex insurance claims, resolving large-scale global disputes, or providing commercial advice and transactional support, your opinions will be listened to and respected.
We believe personal growth comes from being challenged. You’ll be given real responsibility throughout your training, but you’ll never be left to fend for yourself. Our training is award-winning. You’ll have a Supervising Partner and Associate to help you day to day, a mentor to show you the ropes, and a dedicated Trainee development team to support you.
We also believe you’ll grow if you’re free to explore. At least six months will be spent in four different areas of our practice, so you can discover where you fit in the best. You may have an opportunity to be seconded to one of our clients as an in-house lawyer. This will give you the chance to form genuine relationships with the people behind the cases. Real people with lives away from their desks. You’ll use your personality to become more commercially aware and legally proficient.
In addition, as an RPC Trainee you may get an opportunity to spend six months of your contract seconded to our Bristol, Hong Kong, London or Singapore offices depending on where you’re based.
What we are looking for
The recruitment process is important to us. We only hire Trainees who share our values in order to help grow our unique firm.
Although proven academic ability is important (we require a 2.1 degree or above, not necessarily in law) we value personality, flexibility, energy, creative thinking, business sense, loyalty and diversity just as highly.
If you're applying for a training contract in the UK, you’ll need high-grade GCSEs, three high-grade A-levels and a 2:1 degree awarded or predicted, or the equivalent qualifications.
Additional job details
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How to apply
Applications open 1 October 2020.
Recruitment for London training contracts usually takes place in August. If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to one of our assessment days during which you'll meet our existing trainees, associates, legal directors and partners. If successful following the assessment day, your training contract will start two years later.
So if you’re a creative thinker who wants a career that values personality as much as professionalism, we want to hear from you.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 26 June 2022
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Closing date: 26 June 2022