Linklaters Graduate Careers
Welcome to Linklaters hub. Here, you’ll learn all about the firm’s culture and values, and what life is like as an employee.
- Employer Linklaters
- Salary £12 per hour
The AllAboutLaw Perspective
With offices across 21 jurisdictions, Linklaters is a leading global law firm with a strong reputation. Trainees work on market-leading, pioneering deals across the firm’s leading practices in Corporate, Finance and Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations. There’s even the opportunity to go on an international secondment in areas like Tokyo and Dubai or a client secondment with companies like Credit Suisse and Citibank.
As a trainee at Linklaters, you’ll be right in the heart of the action. While many assume they’ll be a cog in the wheel, one trainee has had ‘lots of responsibility from the start’, and her ‘contributions are very important’. Instead of completing mundane administrative tasks, you’ll spend your time meeting with associates and partners, drafting critical documents and even running smaller transactions.
Linklaters are always keen to look towards the future and are passionate about innovation. The firm has a number of Legal Tech teams, who evaluate internal processes and systems, and deploy some of the most exciting new technologies from the market. Linklaters even have their own in-house start-up, CreateiQ, which is transforming the future of contract management.
Work-life balance is important at Linklaters, with the firm organising a number of social events and clubs. Linklaters has over 18 sports and social clubs, including yoga, netball and an award-winning choir. Groups organise bake-offs, away days and even ski trips, with a dedicated Trainee Social Committee to organise social events for trainees. Finally, to support and empower underrepresented groups, Linklaters has a range of employee-led networks, such as the Gender Equality Network and With Pride and Allies Networks. Work-life balance is important at Linklaters, with the firm organising a number of social events and clubs. Linklaters has over 18 sports and social clubs, including yoga, netball and an award-winning choir. Groups organise bake-offs, away days and even ski trips, with a dedicated Trainee Social Committee to organise social events for trainees. Finally, to support and empower underrepresented groups, Linklaters has a range of employee-led networks, such as the Gender Equality Network and With Pride and Allies Networks.
What the firm says
At Linklaters, we have market-leading global teams across the full range of practice areas within commercial law. All three of our divisions are strong – we cover corporate, finance and litigation, arbitration & investigations. This means wherever our lawyers focus, they are involved in the most interesting and dynamic work.
With 31 offices across 21 countries, our lawyers act for the world’s largest household names, as well as governments and non-profit organisations on their most complex and challenging assignments.
As a truly global business, we solve unique problems and provide exceptional development opportunities. When people join Linklaters, they find colleagues they want to work within a truly high-performance culture. Our inspiring and personable professionals are generous with their time and always happy to help
Our success is built on working together, and we look for individuals who will collaborate and innovate to deliver the smartest solutions for clients. We recruit candidates from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines, not just law. Why? Because those candidates bring with them a set of unique skills and perspectives that can help to challenge conventional thinking and inspire different approaches to client problems. Over two years, trainees rotate through four seats (placements) in different practice areas, with most of our trainees going on international or client secondments. To develop our exceptional talent, we are committed to providing world-class training and practical experience alongside support, mentorship and coaching.
Attend an insight event, join a diversity and access programme, participate in a Vacation Scheme or start as a Trainee Solicitor, and you will find Linklaters offers outstanding, career-long opportunities.
- UK Offices1
- First year trainee salary£50,000
- Second year trainee salary£55,000
- GDL course feed paidYes
- Degree 2:1