Slaughter and May
graduate scheme
Expires23 days

Business Development Academy

Job description

We are looking to recruit talented individuals to join our Marketing and Business Development department as part of a new graduate scheme – our ‘Business Development Academy’ in September 2020.

Our Academy is a two year programme designed to give a thorough understanding of business development within a professional services environment and experience in different marketing-related disciplines. There is a full plan of coaching and training throughout the programme to help support your development into a well-rounded marketing professional with a broad business skillset.

Start your career with us and you'll work with some of the most astute practitioners in professional services, who’ll challenge and stimulate you to be your best. You will work alongside some of the world’s best lawyers, helping them, to grow and develop their client relationships.

We work with some of the world’s largest and most complex businesses and our challenge is to find ways to communicate and engage with them to enhance these relationships. Your colleagues will value your input and help you develop your expertise. They’ll look to you to deliver practical results and demonstrate the ways in which marketing and business development adds real value to our business and our clients. It’s a superb way to build your career in a supportive environment.

The programme
On the programme you will undertake four rotations, of six months each, from the six different areas of marketing and business development; these are digital marketing, communications and PR, pitching, research and insight, international relations and practice specific business development. During each rotation you will be taught key skills unique to that discipline, whilst also developing the more general skills essential in today’s business environment.

In addition to your day to day work, you will be given a variety of core technical and business training modules and workshops from our dedicated Learning and Development team.

There is also monthly coaching and additional elective business skills courses and talks which are scheduled regularly throughout the year. Some of the courses you could choose from are: personal impact, time management, resilience, assertiveness, presentation, communication and supervisory skills

Why choose us?
We offer the opportunity to be part of a team supporting the provision of world-class legal advice to some of the world's leading businesses. At Slaughter and May, everyone's contribution is valued and all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive culture. In addition, there are excellent benefits sand facilities and a variety of development opportunities to support you in your role.

By the end of the programme you will be a confident marketing and business development professional, with strong technical, stakeholder management and interpersonal skills ready for a great career wherever that might take you.

What we are looking for

In order to apply to this programme you should be a graduate or final year student from any degree discipline; or be a non-graduate with several years’ relevant experience in marketing or a professional services or partnership environment.

We aim to employ the brightest minds regardless of what or where they have studied. Background, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religious beliefs and age are all irrelevant to our application process.

We have thought hard about the kinds of people that work well in our team and the kinds of colleagues we enjoy working with, and we have settled on the following team values:

  • Curious: interested in the world in which Slaughter and May operates. This allows me to think dynamically and challenge the status quo.
  • Tenacious: I am committed and strive to overcome challenges in order to hit deadlines. This allows me to get the job done well.
  • Ownership: I take ownership of challenges and projects and lead from the front. I am not afraid to do what is right. I am prepared to give and accept recognition. This allows me to learn from my mistakes.
  • Skilled communicator: I am self-aware and honest with my colleagues. I communicate clearly, effectively and concisely. I can relate to those around me. This allows me to keep my sense of humour

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

All applications are considered on their own merits and we encourage you to include details of any mitigating circumstances which may have impacted your academic results.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 22 March 2020

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Closing date:  22 March 2020

Expires23 days

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