We recruit the majority of our trainee solicitors through our Summer Placement Schemes. We run two three-week placements during June and July each year. There are 25 positions available.
Spending your summer with Bird & Bird is more than just work experience. It's an opportunity to discover your potential and kick-start your career in law, taking you straight to the heart of a global law firm.
You will sit in one department for the entire three weeks, ensuring you are able to integrate with the team and gain exposure to top quality work. You will take part in a group task which will give you access to access to people across the firm including partners and our CEO. You'll have a chance to live and breathe the brand, experiencing the business from the inside out. You'll also see first-hand the impact of client relationships and how we work seamlessly between 27 offices across Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
You'll be working on client projects from the outset: our summer placement is designed to strengthen your knowledge and give you an unfiltered look at the way people work on an international level. At the end of the placement we'll be recruiting the best performers for our training contracts.
But there's no work without play which is why you'll experience the Bird & Bird social life too. Get to know the people who may eventually become your colleagues and immerse yourself in the friendly and vibrant culture that makes Bird & Bird, and our people, so unique.