RPC Graduate Careers
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- Employer RPC
- Salary(Salary) £40,000
- Location London
- Vacancies London – 14, Bristol – 4
- Employer RPC
- Salary Competitive
- Location Online
The AllAboutLaw perspective on RPC
RPC (Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) is a firm for those who aren’t interested in sticking to the status quo. It’s a firm that values personality as much as professionalism, “character, over conformity, the unique over the uniform and ambition over apathy.” Such a stance is incredibly refreshing for aspiring lawyers, who are interested in finding a firm that will fit their vibrant personalities.
With a slogan of “strikingly real,” diversity and inclusion is paramount at this firm. Offices are open-plan and non-hierarchical, so trainees can sit next to a partner. Even those doing vacation schemes get the chance to meet clients. One trainee appreciated that the firm is “not a big machine, and you’re not just a cog in that machine, you're an individual.”
Diversity wise, the firm recruits blindly and has a variety of different ‘work streams’ for different disabilities, ethnic groups, faiths and sexual orientations. There is even a network dedicated to allies. This effort is reflected in their varied awards: from Best Employer at the Bristol Pride GALA Awards to being shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Awards at the British Claims Awards 2019.
While the firm works in sectors such as real estate and finance, trainees can get involved in client secondments as well as pro bono work. RPC has provided young entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds with legal advice as well as working to stop financial crime and corruption.
If you are interested in international work, you will be working with one of the founders of the Terralax network. This network gives the firm access to lawyers in over 100 jurisdictions, allowing you to become familiar with the international legal world. If you fancy working abroad, you can even do a secondment in Hong Kong or Singapore.
- First year trainee - London£40,000
- First year trainee - Bristol£35,000
- Second year trainee - London£44,000
- Second year trainee - Bristol£36,000
- GDL course fees paidYes
- GDL living costs grant£7,000
- LPC living costs grant£7,000
- UK Offices2
- LPC course fees paidYes
- NQ salary - London£68,000
- NQ salary - Bristol£48,000
- Winner - Best Vacation Scheme
- Recognised Excellence - Best Culture
- Recognised Excellence - Best Recruitment Campaign
- Degree 2:1
The recruitment process is important to us. We only hire Trainees who share our values in order to help grow our unique firm.
Although proven academic ability is important (we require a 2.1 degree or above, not necessarily in law) we value personality, flexibility, energy, creative thinking, business sense, loyalty and diversity just as highly.
If you're applying for a training contract in the UK, you’ll need high-grade GCSEs, three high-grade A-levels and a 2:1 degree awarded or predicted, or the equivalent qualifications.