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Sidley Austin LLP Jobs

Sidley Austin recruit aspiring solicitors for their training contracts and vacation schemes on an annual basis. If there are open vacancies at the firm, these will be listed below. 

London Undergraduate Bursary Programme 2024

  • Employer Sidley Austin LLP
  • Salary(Bursary) £3,500
  • Location London
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline17/05/2024

Training Contract

Trainee solicitors undertake four seats, each for a period of six months, during which they sit with a partner or a senior lawyer. The seat supervisor is responsible for allocating work, providing guidance and reviewing performance at the mid-point and end of the seat.

Formal training includes the PSC, which is completed in advance of the trainees commencing their first seat. Other training is provided in different practice areas and current legal updates of importance, scheduled in advance for the year and conducted in-house. Trainees also have access to the Library and Information team (one of the best in London), for day-to-day research, looking up precedents and technical knowledge.

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Vacation Scheme

Students will spend time in at least two different departments and will be supervised by an Associate and mentored by a Trainee. You will experience the day-to-day life of a lawyer at the firm and will have the opportunity to undertake real work rather than just observing or shadowing. This practical experience will be supplemented by a programme of presentations and workshops that will ensure you get to know as much about the firm as you possibly can during the placement. There will also be some organised social events to help you get to know our current trainees.

Students will receive £500 per week.

The applications for the Sidley Austin's winter 2022 and spring/summer 2023 vacation schemes open on 1 October 2022, the closing date for their winter scheme is 24 October 2022 and 27 January 2023 for their spring/summer application.