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Addleshaw Goddard Graduate Careers

Here you will find out everything you need to know about the training contracts, vacation schemes and other job opportunities on offer at Addleshaw Goddard. Our extensive guide to a career with Addleshaw Goddard includes everything from the firm's application process to their diversity initiatives and secondment opportunities.

Training Contract 2024

  • Employer Addleshaw Goddard
  • Salary Competitive
  • Location Leeds, Manchester, London
  • Vacancies 58
  • Deadline31/07/2022

Scotland Training Contract 2024

  • Employer Addleshaw Goddard
  • Salary(Starting) £25,000
  • Location Glasgow, Edinburgh
  • Vacancies 58
  • Deadline31/07/2022

The AllAboutLaw perspective on Addleshaw Goddard

As a trainee at Addleshaw Goddard, you’ll be working at a firm with a high quality, loyal client base. Addleshaw Goddard’s clients include over 40 FTSE 100 companies, providing expert advice to household names such as Barclays, HSBC and GlaxoSmithKline. Recently, the firm advised Battersea Power Station Development Company on numerous high-value deals, including the £1.6 billion sale of the power station building. 

During your training contract, you’ll complete four seats, with opportunities for a client or international secondment. Trainees start working on important cases from day one, dealing with expensive, high-stakes cases. You’ll receive plenty of support at every step of the way, with mentoring, a buddy scheme and internal and external training. 

When you’re not working on deals worth billions of pounds, you’ll often find yourself working on a pro bono initiative. Addleshaw Goddard works on a wide range of pro bono projects, ranging from collaborative matters supporting climate change to stand alone matters supporting non-profit organisations. The firm also works to give back to their local communities, by providing pro-bono advice at legal advice centres across the country. 

Addleshaw Goddard are taking steps to ensure that no one faces barriers to becoming a lawyer. The firm has partnered with Rare, an external organisation, to introduce contextual recruitment into the application process. This ensures that students who have performed well despite adversity can be identified. To further ensure the equality of the application process, the firm has removed their minimum A-level requirements and increased training for those involved in recruitment.

What the firm says

Addleshaw Goddard is more than just exceptional lawyers: they are leaders in client investment and understanding. With over 1,200 lawyers based across the globe, the firm has a deep understanding of our markets and sectors. They act for their clients regardless of requirements, and have been instructed by over 40 FTSE 100 companies in the last 12 months. 

Addleshaw Goddard’s business is about strong client relationships built on successful delivery across national and international markets. The firm has 13 offices worldwide, which are linked together with a network of like-minded global partners. Where the firm doesn't have offices, they work with firms well known to them, to deliver an international capability.

Equally important is strong loyalty which is proven through 75% of the firm’s clients, who have been with them for more than 10 years.

Join Addleshaw Goddard, and wherever you are based, you will work side-by-side with blue chip clients in a supportive-yet-challenging environment. This is a structured training programme, and it is designed with your future success in mind.

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Academic requirements

We require a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent). But what will really open doors to an outstanding career here is the real you. At Addleshaw Goddard, we’re looking for original minds and collaborative spirits alongside motivation, drive and commercial awareness. We’re constantly delighted by the diverse backgrounds of our best lawyers, and we’re open to law and non-law graduates alike, as well as those looking to change career.

Diversity interests

Addleshaw Goddard has created a high-performance culture that is inclusive, supportive and which thrives on individuality, personality and team spirit. The firm expects the best of their employees and they want everyone to succeed, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived difference.

The firm’s diversity programme is represented at the most senior level of business by their board sponsor. It is run by a dedicated Human Resources (HR) team, partner sponsors and volunteers from across the business. 

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