Weil Gotshal & Manges Graduate Careers
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- Employer Weil Gotshal & Manges
- Salary(Salary) Unpaid
- Location Online
The AllAboutLaw perspective on Weil Gotshal & Manges
With offices from Beijing to Boston, trainees at Weil get the chance to work with a varied client base on domestic and cross-border matters. The firm’s London office is also the largest of its European offices, and is a leading player in the UK legal market. It is widely regarded as one of the most successful London offices of a US-based law firm.
Weil works across a number of key practice areas, including corporate/M&A, structured finance and dispute resolution, and has worked with clients on a number of significant and high-profile cases. Many of the firm’s cases involve collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, with recent cases involving fields like pensions, employment and intellectual property. This allows Weil to fully cater to each of its client’s needs.
Trainees at Weil complete varied and diverse work everyday, and are exposed to complex, high calibre work from day one. You’ll receive plenty of mentoring to ensure fast progression, and the chance to spend six months abroad in Hong Kong, New York or Paris. There are numerous ways to get involved at Weil, from a two week vacation scheme to virtual, self-paced internships.
Weil’s trainees receive numerous benefits, from a staggering £170,000 salary upon qualification, to a £500 wellbeing allowance to spend on massages, gym memberships or relaxation classes. Trainees also feel supported and respected at a firm that aims to celebrate and value our differences, and has diversity and inclusion at its core.
What the firm says
With approximately 1,100 lawyers across the US, Europe and Asia, Weil operates according to the “one firm” principle, allowing it to bring the right mix of firm wide skill and local market presence to deliver coordinated legal advice to help its clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.
Established in 1996, Weil’s London office is the largest of its European offices and the hub of its European practice. The office is a leading player in the UK legal market and is consistently regarded as one of the most successful London offices of a US-based law firm. The firm supports a varied client base of European, US and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.
Weil’s strategy is focused on long-term investment in recruiting and retaining exceptional talent at all levels. The firm’s people celebrate diversity and inclusion, and its award-winning pro bono programme is deeply ingrained in the firm’s culture.
- 1st Year Trainee Salary£60,000
- 2nd Year Trainee Salary£65,000
- PGDL/SQE 1 and 2 sponsorshipYes
- PGDL/SQE 1 and 2 grant£20,000 p.a.
- 2023 retention rate100%
- NQ Salary£170,000
- Wellbeing Allowance£500
- Offices16 - inc London
- A-Levels AAB
- Degree 2:1
A career at Weil is challenging, technical and requires trainees to work under pressure. With this in mind, we are looking for bright candidates who can use their initiative, are comfortable in the spotlight and who thrive when challenged and placed out of their comfort zone. Successful candidates will need to be business-minded with plenty of entrepreneurial flair and commercial acumen, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team. We are looking to recruit candidates from all universities and degree disciplines. Our academic requirements are AAB at A-Level or equivalent and a 2:1 degree (obtained or predicted). We review all application forms holistically, which means if you fall slightly short of our academic requirements but demonstrate great potential, you will still be considered.