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Norton Rose Fulbright Graduate Careers

Welcome to Norton Rose Fulbright's law firm hub. Here you will find all of the essential information you need to know about the firm before making an application, such as locations, practice areas, the application process and available opportunities. 

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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Norton Rose Fulbright

With offices from Canberra to Cape Town, trainees at Norton Rose Fulbright get the chance to work with stellar clients across the globe. Employees even get the chance to advise on US law, or gain international experience with the firm’s world leading Islamic finance practice. The firm also has a number of associate and alliance offices, furthering its international outreach. This means that overseas opportunities are numerous, with past trainees completing a secondment in Athens, Sydney and Dubai, to name a few destinations. 

Norton Rose Fulbright provides domestic and multi-jurisdictional legal services to corporates, governments, financial institutions and a range of other public sector organisations. The firm’s practice areas include corporate, intellectual property and real estate. However, the firm particularly excels in financial institutions, as well as industry sectors like insurance, energy and life sciences.

The firm is keen to reach as many aspiring lawyers as possible, with their stellar vacation schemes and first year programme, First Step. They also recognise that there is no one route to law, and offer a Solicitor Apprentice Programme and a Paralegal Apprentice Programme in their Newcastle office. There’s even an option for those who aren’t interested in becoming a lawyer: a Business & Legal Operations Graduate Scheme.

Trainees receive plenty of support throughout their training scheme, with a mentoring scheme. Employees are also well supported with numerous benefits available, including music lessons, on-site counselling and local restaurant discounts.

What the firm says

Norton Rose Fulbright provides the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

The firm is recognised for its industry focus, and is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through their global risk advisory group, the firm leverages industry experience with knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide their clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever the firm is, they operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. Norton Rose Fulbright aims to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.




Academic requirements

An impeccable academic record and intellectual rigour are prerequisites. We expect successful candidates to have at least AAB at A level (or equivalent) and be on track for a 2:1 (or equivalent).

You’ll have an enquiring mind, strong interpersonal skills, and the motivation to make constant progress. You’ll never stop pushing yourself forward, grasping every opportunity – both at home and abroad – that our firm has to offer. You’ll be interested in business too, and keen to build relationships within a firm that’ll help you make progress with purpose.