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Penningtons Manches Cooper Graduate Careers

This is the law firm hub for Penningtons Manches Cooper. Any student looking to apply to the firm should use this as a resource for information on the opportunities available at the firm, how to make a competitive application and an insight on how the firm are committed to diversity and inclusion. 

Penningtons Manches Cooper Training Contract 2024

  • Employer Penningtons Manches Cooper
  • Salary(London) £40,000
  • Salary(Outer London) £32,000
  • Location Cambridge, London, Basingstoke, Oxford, Reading
  • Vacancies 15-18
  • Deadline31/07/2022

The AllAboutLaw perspective on Penningtons

A career at Penningtons Manches Cooper ensures you’ll receive stellar career opportunities from experts in the field, but this won’t come at the expense of a work-life balance. The firm even has a sports and social committee which organises regular outings such as summer barbecues and trips to the theatre, so you can get to know your colleagues in a relaxed environment.

Trainees have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of seats, with options depending on which office you are located in. No matter where you are, the options available to you will be in the firm’s core practice areas of business services, real estate and private individuals. Each seat will last six months, and you’ll receive support from senior staff at every step of the way. The firm’s non hierarchical structure means all senior lawyers and partners are very approachable, and understand that being a trainee involves a learning curve. 

Penningtons believe that their best workforce is a diverse one, and have put in place numerous initiatives to ensure the recruitment, promotion and retention of their minority staff. The firm holds themselves accountable by publishing their diversity statistics and gender pay gap report, and recently launched their programme, EMpower, specifically targeted at students from a minority background. They are also hugely committed to ensuring the mental wellbeing of their staff, and have recruited and trained over 30 mental health first aiders and champions. 

The firm is seeking dedicated, diverse candidates with a good academic record and strong commercial awareness. Applicants should be passionate about law, good at working in a team and great at communicating. While Penningtons requires a 2:1 and AAB at A Level at minimum, they also welcome applications from those who do not meet these requirements.

What the firm says

As a trainee at Penningtons, you’ll be working alongside senior lawyers, collaborating on high profile cases from the get-go. The firm recently secured £9 million in damages for a road accident victim who received a life-changing spinal injury. Trainees complete four six-month seats, and the wide range of seats available means you’ll never get bored. Penningtons consider charitable giving and pro bono work just as important as their profitable cases, and encourage their employees to give back to their community. The firm is currently supporting over 30 community based organisations, and their lawyers regularly give free legal advice at the Citizens Advice Bureau. 

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Penningtons believe that their best workforce is a diverse one, and have put in place numerous initiatives to ensure the recruitment, promotion and retention of their minority staff. The firm holds themselves accountable by publishing their diversity statistics and gender pay gap report, and recently launched their programme, EMpower, specifically targeted at students from a minority background. They are also hugely committed to ensuring the mental wellbeing of their staff, and have recruited and trained over 30 mental health first aiders and champions.

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