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Eversheds

The firm Eversheds is an international law firm with a clear vision of the future. A firm that is adapting to new demands and business pressures. A firm that understands what clients need today and, equally important, what they will need tomorrow. We have recognised that the marketplace is changing, and we have analysed what is shaping the industries we serve. Now we are focusing on creative and cost-effective solutions that ensure our clients receive the best service at the best price. It is an approach that makes Eversheds such a distinctive and innovative force in the legal world. It is what makes us 21st century lawyers.

Types of work Commercial, corporate, competition, tax, banking, financial services, restructuring, employment, pensions, commercial, shipping, construction, real estate, litigation, planning and environmental real estate.

Who should apply

Those that are in their penultimate or final year of a law degree or have already graduated. If you have studied a non-law degree, then you can apply in your final year of undergraduate degree or if you have already graduated.

Training programme

At Eversheds, we view our training contracts as the start of a long and highly rewarding legal career. We aim to give you the knowledge, tools and opportunities to make it a truly successful and rewarding career. During each seat of your training contract, you’ll have a supervisor who will give you regular feedback. You will also receive formal feedback through an appraisal system that takes place in the middle and at the end of each seat.

Our training contracts consist of four seats of six months each over two years. At least one seat must be in a contentious area. As part of your training contract, you can also apply to do a secondment at a client office or at another Eversheds office in the UK or internationally. You won’t simply be given a conventional development path: you will work closely with your supervisor to identify and build on your strengths - and we’ll talk to you about how you see your future evolving.

We recommend trying as many seats as possible, but if there’s one you really want to experience, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Once you qualify, you will be able to apply for any of the vacancies on offer. As you might expect, our aim is to retain every trainee on qualification.

When and how to apply

All applications for vacation schemes and training contracts must be made online via the website. The application process covers the same ground whether you join via a vacation scheme or apply directly for a training contract. Apply by January 2016 for the vacation scheme and June 2016 for the training contract.


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