Taylor Wessing Graduate Careers
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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Taylor Wessing
‘Superb’ ‘outstanding’ ‘strategic’ and ‘expert’ are just a selection of terms that have been applied to Taylor Wessing. With offices in over 17 jurisdictions, trainees get the chance to liaise with a range of diverse, high-profile clients. The firm’s team of specialists allure companies from start-ups to global brands.
At Taylor Wessing, you’ll do more than just advise on law. Companies with innovative business models and emerging technologies seek the firm’s expert advice on how to remain competitive and distinctive. Trainees work with associates and receive client contact early on, so you’ll be at the heart of all the action. Seat options range from construction to IP and media, so your work will be diverse and varied.
Taylor Wessing are incredibly keen to give back to their community. The firm encourages each and every one of its employees to get involved in pro bono work, as it allows them to see the impact the law has on their local community. All trainees provide weekly advice at the Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre, and the firm are panel members of the Human Dignity Trust.
Trainees at Taylor Wessing receive plenty of physical and emotional support. The firm has its own Wellbeing network, which hosts regular sleep clinics, yoga classes and lunchtime sessions with qualified doctors, as well as in-house councelling and many other benefits. In recognition of these efforts, in November 2019, the firm won the best new entrant category for the FT and Vitality's Britain's Healthiest Workplace for medium-sized companies.
What the firm says
Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results.
Specialising in technology, media and communications; life sciences and healthcare; real estate, infrastructure and energy; and Private Wealth, we act for the world's biggest brands, most innovative start-ups and unicorns, and wealthiest families.
We have over 1,100 lawyers in 17 jurisdictions across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, who advise our clients on their corporate, IP, disputes, and other matters. Working at the forefront of new areas of law, we help our clients by introducing them to new people, new markets, and fresh perspectives to help them flourish.
Collaboration is key to our success. We believe different backgrounds bring different interests and skill sets, enhancing and diversifying the service we provide to our clients. Many of our lawyers joined the profession from different backgrounds and we welcome applications from both law and non-law students.
- 1st Year Trainee Salary£50,000
- 2nd Year Trainee Salary£55,000
- SQE course fees paidYes
- NQ Salary£100,000
- A-Levels AAB
- Degree 2:1
To be able to apply for Taylor Wessing's Summer Vacation Scheme, you'll need to be in the second year of your degree and beyond.
Regarding academic ability, the Firm look for AAB at A Level and a 2:1 in any degree disciple. If you do not meet the AAB requirement but are able to demonstrate strong academic performance elsewhere and have the motivation, skill set and attitude to succeed, please reach out to one of the team to discuss your application.
Taylor Wessing want to recruit top talent for their relatively small intake, and they know that academics aren’t the only measure of success and appreciate diversity of experience. They do not automatically reject applications based on academics and screen the whole application form before making a decision. They use Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System to consider everyone's achievements in context.
Therefore, the Firm will review your performance across all areas of the form before making a decision, for example; interests and achievements, work experience, overall communication and answers to commercial and career-focused questions.