Osborne Clarke Graduate Careers
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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Osborne Clarke
Osborne Clarke is a law firm with global reach, which offers trainees challenging work and access to a wealth of interesting clients. The firm aims to make its training contract "completely bespoke" and all new starters are given the opportunity to discuss their interests and ambitions with the firm's HR team before they commence their training.
Client secondments are on offer and all trainees are given the opportunity to spend time working in one of the firm's international offices.
70 people are given the chance to join Osborne Clarke's vacation scheme each year for a two-week placement in one of the firm's three UK offices. First year law students and second year non-law students can also participate in the firm's insight scheme, which gives candidates an insight into life at the firm.
What the firm says
Osborne Clarke is a successful law firm with a global footprint and a clear strategic vision, working alongside interesting clients on their most vital matters. We are a firm that never stands still, that cares about its people, and invests in the future.
At Osborne Clarke the challenges of tomorrow are the focus of today. By zeroing in on Digitalisation, Decarbonisation and Urban Dynamics as the key areas transforming the way we live, work and do business, we've been able to hone our knowledge and expertise to the changes that will have the biggest impact for both our clients, and the work around us. Our three-dimensional approach to client service combines sharp legal expertise, in-depth understanding of our clients and the sectors they operate in, and the global issues driving transformation across their business.
Like any private practice, legal expertise is at the heart of everything we do. But what makes us distinctive? For a start, you will get involved in truly fascinating work. The variety of our deals and the diversity of our clients provide an exciting and immersive commercial framework. This is a firm where fresh ideas are highly prized, and we're never afraid to take a view. It is also firm with a coherent commercial vision, with a clear direction, supported by a compelling sense of purpose and identity. Finally, there's our culture. We know first-hand what inviting a diversity of perspectives delivers – creativity, innovation and a truly inspiring workplace. That’s why there's no one type of Osborne Clarke lawyer. And why your story, your ideas and who you are matters from Day 1.
- First Year Trainee (Bristol)£46,500
- First Year Trainee (London)£53,000
- First Year Trainee (Reading)£47,700
- LPC Course Fees Paid?No
- SQE Course Fees Paid?Yes
- SQE Maintenance Grant£11,000
- Retention rate87%
- A-Levels Not assessed
- Degree Not assessed
Training contracts and vacation schemes are open to penultimate-year law students, final year non-law students and beyond (including graduates and those considering a change of career).