We run a one-week work experience scheme at Easter for law and non-law students in the penultimate year of their degree course (ie those in the second year of a three-year course or the third year of a four-year course). If you are on a four-year course and will be spending your third year overseas, you are welcome to apply in your second or third year.
During these schemes you will share an office with an associate in one of our legal groups. The associate will involve you as much as possible in their work. There will also be a trainee solicitor assigned to you. The trainee will help you to settle in and will also be available throughout your stay to answer any questions and assist with any tasks you may be given.
As well as getting involved in legal work and conducting hands-on legal research, you will take part in training, workshops and interactive case studies. There will also be social activities arranged to give you opportunities to talk with partners, associates and trainees outside the office.
To help cover your expenses while attending a work experience scheme, we will pay you £450 per week. We are also happy to discuss the possibility of additional financial support for those who require it. Please contact the Trainee Recruitment Team for further information.
What we are looking for
Our trainees come from a range of universities – it is the quality of the candidate, not the university that is important to us. We like people with:
- a sharp intellect
- independent thought and curiosity
- commercial awareness
- energy, spark and commitment
- the ability to relate to others
- common sense and judgement
- a range of interests outside of the law
- an interesting take on things
- resolve and resilience
- a good sense of humour
- a willingness to take on responsibility
Good A levels and good 2.1 marks at undergraduate degree level (or equivalent)
Accepted degree subjects
Additional job details
- Hong Kong
- £450 per week
- Contract, dates and working times
- Fixed term
How to apply
Applications should be submitted via the Apply button
You will be asked to provide some personal details (including a full breakdown of all your examination results) and to attach your cover letter and CV. Your cover letter should tell us about you, why you are interested in a career in law and why you are applying to Slaughter and May. You should also include any other information which you think may be relevant to your application.
Please ensure that your cover letter is no longer than one side of A4 and address it to Janine Arnold, Senior Manager – Trainee Recruitment.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11 December 2020
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Closing date: 11 December 2020