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Careers with Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May offer a training contract with international opportunities available to trainees in their second year. Openings that are accepting applications will be listed below.  

Virtual Insight Programme

  • Employer Slaughter and May
  • Salary Competitive
  • Location Online
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline31/12/2022

Training contract – September 2024 and March 2025 Law

  • Employer Slaughter and May
  • Salary(First Year) £50,000
  • Salary(Second Year) £55,000
  • Salary(NQ ) £115,000
  • Location London
  • Vacancies 85-90
  • Deadline08/07/2022

Training Contracts

During the two-year training contract, trainees turn their hand to a broad range of work. In each seat you will share an office with a partner or associate (your ‘supervisor’) who will guide you and ensure that you are actively involved in their work and the work of the group. A partner in your group will regularly meet with you to discuss your progress and your supervisor will give you a full review at the end of each seat. You will also receive regular informal feedback. These opportunities provide a forum for you to discuss your progress and how to develop your legal knowledge, skills and experience. 

Slaughter and May’s overseas offices and close working relationships with market-leading law firms in other jurisdictions mean there are opportunities for trainees to apply for a secondment in their second year. Recent trainee secondment destinations include: US (NYC and California), France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands. Spain, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, India, Russia and Hong Kong.

Trainees are also encouraged to understand advances in the legal industry, and possibly even help to shape them, by joining the firm’s Innovation Network which now has over 200 members. Challenging the way we work through open-mindedness, diversity and creativity can have an enormous impact on results for the firm’s clients, efficiency, and wellbeing.

Work Experience Opportunties

Slaughter and May offers open days, workshops and work experience schemes to enable you to gain an insight into life as a commercial lawyer. Full details of these opportunities can be found on their website.