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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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  • Employer Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Salary(Salary) N/A
  • Location Online
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline05/10/2024

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 Dubai, Tokyo, and Paris, to name a few destinations. 

Norton Rose Fulbright provides domestic and multi-jurisdictional legal services to corporations, 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 and 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 are offered plenty of support, each matched with a dedicated partner who offers their support as a mentor throughout the two-year training scheme. Employees are also well supported with numerous benefits available, including music lessons, on-site counselling and local restaurant discounts.

What the firm says

We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have 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.

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

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.



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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