Slaughter and May
graduate scheme
Expires27 days

Business Services Academy 2024

Job description

The Slaughter and May Business Services Academy is our new graduate scheme launching in September 2024. This is a two-year programme designed to give a thorough understanding of the breadth of career opportunities available within the Business Services teams supporting our law firm, and to gain experience in different operational business disciplines, helping you to decide which avenue you would like to focus on wherever your career takes you next.

Training will be provided throughout the programme to help support your development into a well-rounded professional with a broad business skillset. Over a two-year period, you will work with our talented teams from across the business specialisms of People, Technology, and Clients, with the programme structured to provide you with a fantastically broad experience.

You will learn how each specialism works and more importantly, how they all fit together, developing technical skills and people skills along the way.

How does it work?

During this two-year programme, you will undertake four ‘seat’ rotations of six months each, across different areas of our Business Services teams. During each seat you will be taught key skills unique to that discipline, whilst also developing the more general skills essential in today’s business environment.

To help you navigate the world of professional services, we have grouped seats together into broad areas of specialisms, referred to as ‘tracks’, so that over the course of your time with the firm, you will have the opportunity to experience a wide spectrum of the different disciplines within the firm.

The tracks are as follows:

  • People and Operations (“People”)
  • Technology, Legal Ops and Project Management ("Tech"); and
  • Clients and Business Development (“Clients”)

Your first 18 months will include a seat from each track. In your final 6-month seat you will have the opportunity to express a preference for one of the tracks and complete another seat from that track.

As an employer who values Responsible Business and is at the forefront of driving change within the legal sector, each track includes the option to complete a Responsible Business or Environment seat. We expect everyone who completes the programme to undertake at least one Responsible Business or Environment seat over the course of their two years with the firm.

What we are looking for

In order to qualify for this programme, you should meet the following criteria:

  • BBB or higher at A-Level
  • Be a final year university student or a graduate
  • If an undergraduate, be on track for a 2.1 degree. If a graduate, have a minimum of a 2:1 degree

We will consider all qualifying applicants, irrespective of their chosen degree discipline, and we are open to more experienced graduates as well as those who have completed their course of study more recently.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

To apply you will need to complete the application form , via the click Apply button. You will also need to attach your CV and we’ll ask you to complete a voluntary diversity and equality questionnaire, because we truly believe that with diversity comes strength.

Slaughter and May is committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you have any questions, or require any adjustments to be made to the application and/or interview process, please contact Sarah Parkinson, Recruitment Manager.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 2 January 2024

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Closing date:  2 January 2024

Expires27 days

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