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Charles Russell Speechlys offers an outstanding training contract, plus Spring and Summer vacation schemes. Find out more about these opportunities here.

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Training Contract

Training contracts at Charles Russell Speechlys begin with a three week induction programme in London, where you’ll receive talks and training from different business areas, as well as a charity day. You’ll also complete the core modules of the Professional Skills Course (PSC). 

Trainees complete four seats, each lasting six months, so you can experience a range of different practice areas before you qualify. You’ll be asked which areas you are interested in and your preferences will be taken into account as much as possible. Past trainees have gotten involved in Intellectual Property Litigation, Family Law and Private Property.

There is also the chance to go on an international secondment to one of the firm’s overseas offices, with options including Geneva and Dubai. Trainees can even experience a client secondment to a high-profile company in property, media and finance. Client secondments are a great way for lawyers to gain a better understanding of the issues clients face, and how the firm can best serve them. 

During each seat, you’ll receive plenty of support. You’ll have a dedicated supervisor who will make sure you’re receiving a wide variety of work, and that you’re developing all the relevant skills needed for a law career. Informal feedback will be provided regularly, as well as formal mid and end of seat reviews, so you can discuss your development. Trainees also receive personal and professional support from a mentor throughout their contract. 

Vacation Schemes

Completing a vacation scheme is the best way to decide if a firm is right for you. Charles Russell Speechlys offer Spring and Summer Vacation Schemes, which provide you with valuable insights into the firm. You’ll experience what life is like as a trainee lawyer, and will get involved in real life work across different practice areas. Past candidates have attended clients meetings and even gone to court. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities via organised social events, or just during day-to-day interactions. If you decide the firm is right for you, you’ll be assessed for a training contract via an assessment centre as well as your general performance during the scheme.