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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(Salary) Unpaid
  • Location Online
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline31/08/2024

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. 

Shortly after joining the firm you will be allocated a continuity partner. The partner will be someone from a group outside of the seats you are due to sit in during your training contract, who will support you during your time as a trainee solicitor. Continuity partners are helpful in providing guidance and promoting your training contract experience.  

The Firm'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), France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands. Spain, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. They also offer some exciting opportunities for client secondments in and around London that eligible trainees can apply for. Secondments are a great opportunity to further understand the ways in which law firms operate and how they support clients. 

Trainees are also encouraged to understand advances in the legal industry, and possibly even help to shape them, by joining their Innovation Network which now has over 250 members. Challenging the way they work through open-mindedness, diversity and creativity can have an enormous impact on results for their clients, their efficiency, and their 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.  

Business Services Academy 2024 

The Slaughter and May Business Services Academy is a new graduate scheme launching in September 2024. This is a two-year programme designed to give a thorough understanding of the breadth of career opportunities available within the Business Services teams supporting the law firm, and to gain experience in different operational business disciplines, helping you to decide which avenue you would like to focus on wherever your career takes you next.

Training will be provided throughout the programme to help support your development into a well-rounded professional with a broad business skillset. Over a two-year period, you will work with talented teams from across the business specialisms of People, Technology, and Clients, with the programme structured to provide you with a fantastically broad experience.

You will learn how each specialism works and more importantly, how they all fit together, developing technical skills and people skills along the way.

For more information and details to apply please click here