Training Contract

We offer an established trainee solicitor programme supported by smart, diverse lawyers, and our market-leading practices provide a broad range of legal services to clients. Our practices and people are highly recommended by leading industry publications and are at the forefront of their markets, cementing our reputation as leading-edge counsel across the global marketplace.

The London office is an exciting and inspiring environment to train as a lawyer, offering up to four trainee places per year. By focusing on a smaller intake we maintain flexibility and seek to grow through our junior lawyer retention. Seats can be tailored to three or six-month durations across the two-year training programme to provide a wide breadth of experience.

There is a high level of partner involvement in the programme. Trainees learn through first-hand experience, working side by side on commercial transactions with experienced and highly regarded practitioners to develop a keen commercial awareness. Akin Gump trainees become an integral part of the legal teams, with on-the-job learning allowing them to take on early responsibility. They receive dedicated supervision and valuable, on-going feedback to support their development.

Akin Gump hires the best and brightest trainees. We look for exceptional and consistent academic achievement combined with evidence of a driven outlook through extracurricular achievements. To thrive in our fast-paced commercial environment our future work placement participants and trainees should be able to demonstrate intellectual curiosity, be solution-driven and keen for early responsibility.

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