A career without limits
Ambitious and entrepreneurial graduates are rewarded at Reed Smith with a training programme that is supportive, challenging and exciting, offering unparalleled client and international secondments. Our unique culture, which allows trainees to turn passions into careers, is one of the reasons our lawyers remain with us for such a long time, moving seats, jobs roles and even countries, but sticking with the firm.
We are a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. Unusually, we operate as one global partnership, rather than separate country-specific partnerships, which is why we’re so good at collaborating across borders to support our clients. As a leading adviser to industries including financial services, energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, real estate and shipping, our lawyers work with some of the most innovative organisations in the world – from multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley giants to national banks. We have even represented some of the biggest pop stars on the planet.
First year trainee salary is £43,000
Second year trainee salary: £47,000
NQ salary: £75,000
Qualifications and Skills
We are looking for candidates to be on target for or have achieved a 2.1 or above degree (or the equivalent). This can be in any discipline. We are also looking for you to demonstrate that you have the skills and behaviours which would expect from our trainees and these are as follows:
Practice Skills and Knowledge - learns the basics
Research and Analysis - approaches research and analysis logically
Written and Oral Communication Skills - communicates clearly and concisely; is a good listener
Developing Self and Others - actively makes use of opportunities to further own development
Teamwork and Collaboration - works co-operatively with colleagues
Leadership - understands Reed Smith's strategy, values and policies
Matter and Financial Management - manages own time commercially
Client Relationships - seeks to understand and meet client needs
Business Development - builds knowledge of the firm's capabilities and establishes relationships
When and how to apply
Applications for vacancies in 2020 open on 1st November 2017 and will need to be made via our on-line application form. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2018.
To find out more, take a look at our website.