Each year, we recruit 33 Trainees. We take the best and brightest talent and turn them into the well-rounded commercial lawyers that make our Firm stand out from the crowd. We do this by giving you the very best technical and skills training, delivered by our own lawyers, often Partners, so you’ll benefit from the latest advice and experience in a Baker McKenzie context.
Our Training Contracts last for two years and give you the opportunity to experience four of our key practice areas, known as seats, for 6 months each. All Trainees have the opportunity to apply for a three-month secondment to one of our international offices, or to one of our clients' in-house legal teams for 6 months.
We believe in looking after our people. With this in mind, we offer a competitive Trainee starting salary of £49,000, paying in the upper quartile of City law firms.
We look for people who have achieved a consistently high level of performance throughout their studies. We don’t want identikit Trainees; after all, we thrive on diversity in every sense of the word. However, we place a high premium on those with an international mind-set, sound leadership skills, intellect and initiative. Creativity and commercial acumen are important too, together with a commitment to excellence and the desire to learn, influence and make an impact.
Learn more about what it’s like to work for us from the people who already do.
The closing date for Training Contract applications is:
1st April 2020 for all final year students and graduates
1st July 2020 for penultimate year students.