S&C's London office has been recruiting trainee solicitors since 2011. By recruiting the very best law and non-law students and graduates to train as solicitors with a view to continuing their careers with the Firm, S&C aims to continue the organic growth of its London office and its English and EU law practices. S&C sees its trainees as the future associates and partners of the Firm.
We offer you the opportunity to do superior work, meet exceptional people and grow in a supportive culture. We distinguish our trainee programme by offering genuine mentoring from partners and other senior lawyers who will take a strong interest in your career development.
Training contracts with S&C are divided into four six-month seats, covering at least three practice areas as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The Firm distinguishes its trainee programme by offering genuine mentoring from partners and senior lawyers who take a keen interest in their trainees' career development. Trainees are, in each seat, supervised by a partner who is a leader in his or her field and by other senior lawyers, who guide the trainees through their work and help ensure that they are engaged and challenged. These partners and senior lawyers ensure that the trainees see a range of outstanding work and receive guidance to help make the transition from academic study to legal practice.
S&C's goal is to employ the brightest minds, regardless of subject studied at university. The Firm seeks trainees who have strong academic credentials (including a projected or achieved First or Upper Second Class honours degree, or equivalent) and an excellent prior academic record. Most important, however, candidates should also have intellectual curiosity, integrity, common sense, commercial awareness and an ambition to succeed as a lawyer at one of the world’s leading law firms. Strong interpersonal skills will also be important: S&C is looking for team players.
While S&C expects most of its applicants to be penultimate-year law students and final-year non-law students, graduates and postgraduates are also eligible.
To apply for a training contract starting in 2019, please e-mail a copy of your CV (including a full classification and percentage breakdown of all academic results) and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
S&C will accept applications for its 2019 trainee intake from 1 May through 14 July 2017.
We expect to offer four to six training contracts starting in 2019.
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