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Training Contract

  • Places: 10 in London, 2 in Bristol

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 24

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  • Total employees: 3,500 Globally

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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work.

PwC Legal

Our client-facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With some 3,700 legal specialists across more than 90 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services networks in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients with rounded solutions, incorporating multidisciplinary advice from our wider business areas. It’s a unique training environment. We’re also rated one of the top legal businesses in the UK by the Legal 500 directory.

By harnessing the collective expertise of our employees across the wider organisation in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready?made network on your first day. You’ll feel respected and encouraged to be the best you can be, thanks to the quality of our legal training, plus the daily exposure to the highest standards of work, and broad business skills.

The practice groups you could work in include: Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Fraud, Regulatory Disputes, Corporate Structuring, Employment including Employment Litigation, Cyber and Data Privacy, New Law, Pensions, including Pensions Litigation, Private Client, Immigration, Real Estate, Financial Services Regulation and Tax Litigation. You may also complete a seat in Dubai or on a client secondment, as well as our Financial Services Regulatory team or internally with the PwC Office of General Counsel.

What makes us different from traditional law firms?

- Multi-disciplinary practice.

- Largest international network.

- Small firm feel, big firm clients.

- Lots of variety and stimulating work.

- Early exposure to client work and senior staff.

- Work/life balance.

- Excellent training programme.

- Potential overseas secondment.

Summer Vacation Scheme

Our three week paid Legal Summer Vacation Scheme is the principal route towards securing a training contract with us. You’ll receive a highly competitive salary, join client meetings, conduct research and practice legal drafting while working and training directly alongside our expert lawyers. We also offer an Insight Day in Spring for first year Law students and penultimate year non?Law students.

This is a training contract like no other. You’ll train in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learn from exceptional people. You’ll quickly gain practical, hands? on experience and lateral thinking skills working as part of a team who generate creative ways to tackle complex problems. We look for ambitious, motivated people with the drive to become the leading lawyers of the future.

Trainees can apply for a scholarship award to help with the costs of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC). If successful, you’ll receive the total cost of the tuition and examination fees plus a significant contribution towards living expenses.

At PwC, you can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. Whatever the route, we are focused on our people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored, flexible benefits scheme.

Apply Now. Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Training Contract

This is a training contract like no other. As well as legal expertise, you’ll build strong business advisory skills – invaluable in a world where business and legal issues are increasingly intertwined. You’ll be training in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learning from exceptional people. You’ll quickly gain practical, hands-on experience and lateral thinking skills as part of teams generating creative ways to tackle complex problems. The practice groups you could work in include banking, commercial & regulatory disputes, corporate, cyber security, employment, pensions, nance, IP/IT & Public Sector, real estate, tax disputes. You may also complete a seat in Dubai or on one our many client secondments. 

Summer Vacation Scheme

To get a training contract with us, you’ll need to complete our Summer Vacation Scheme. The rotational, three-week scheme runs in June and July where you’ll carry out research, draft legal documents and attend client meetings. Do well and you’ll be offered a training contract with us. We generally recruit two years in advance for trainee solicitors, however, we are flexible. We allow applications from penultimate year (and onwards) law students and final year (and onwards) non-law students.

At PwC, you can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. Whilst professionalism remains at the heart of everything we do, we’re neither stuffy nor stifling. Our open-plan office fosters a collaborative atmosphere and avoids any hierarchy, and your work-life balance is an integral part of our culture. Although there will be times when you’ll have to work late, or be under pressure to help your team complete a deal, we believe in the importance of enjoying what we do. As well as promoting a collaborative working environment, we also encourage our trainees to join sports teams and take part in activities outside of the office. 

Whatever the route, we are focused on our people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored, flexible benefits scheme.

Apply Now. Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

pwc.co.uk/careers

Salary & Benefits

If we accept you for a legal training contract, you'll get a scholarship award to help with the costs of the Graduate Diploma in Law Course and the Legal Practice Course (if required). If successful, we’ll pay your course and examination fees, and contribute substantially towards your living expenses. We make the payments in three equal instalments.

For the 2018/2019 academic year we’ll pay the following:

  • Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL) – £7,000 plus fees
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) – £7,000 plus fees

Trainee reward

We offer all our people an impressive reward package, including a competitive salary. 

Summer Vacation Scheme reward

You’ll receive a highly competitive wage for the three weeks you’re with us.

Requirements

What you need to get in

Vacation scheme

  • Be studying a Law degree and be in your penultimate or final year of study; or
  • Taking a non-law degree and be in your final year of study; or
  • Have graduated with any degree background with a 2.1 classification; and
  • You'll need to be on course for at least a 2.1 degree in any subject; and
  • We'll also expect you to have done plenty of research into your chosen business area and demonstrate a genuine commitment to a legal career path.

Training contract

We generally recruit two years in advance for trainee solicitors however we are flexible and allow applications from penultimate year (and onwards) law students and final year (and onwards) non-law students.

  • At least a 2:1 or be on target for a 2.1 in any degree discipline
  • A keen interest in business law

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How to apply

We know that the skills and experiences you develop with us will stay with you throughout your legal career. So join us – we’ll help you reach your full potential.  Visit the PwC careers website to submit your online application form. 

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.