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, media, real estate, employment and pensions, outsourcing, regulatory, tax and competition.
In 2015 we were named as best legal adviser by Legal Week and Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. 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. We also won Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year 2015 and Commercial Team of the Year 2014 at the British Legal Awards as well as Competition Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2014. In 2013 we picked up gongs as Best Tax Team in a Law Firm and Best Trainee Recruitment Campaign. And, in 2012, we won Insurance Team of the Year at The Legal Business Awards and Corporate Team of the Year (midcap) at The Lawyer Awards, as well as Service Provider of the Year at the British Insurance Awards; we have also been voted by the Financial Times as one of the most innovative firms in Europe.
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.
Although proven academic ability is important (we require a 2.1 degree or above, not necessarily in law) we value energy, enthusiasm, business sense, commitment and the ability to relate well to others just as highly.
Contract and working hours
Fixed term · Full-time
How to apply
Number of vacancies: 15
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: 31/07/2017
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/07/2017