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Training Contract

Description of the firm

A practical, straight-talking approach to law. Open, honest and deep relationships with prestigious clients. Training that keeps on evolving. A global community where everyone is on the same wavelength – but always encouraged to be themselves. This is the dynamic that sets Hogan Lovells apart. Everyone pushes themselves to find smarter, bolder solutions; there is a collective desire to share knowledge and work collaboratively; and as a global firm, this applies no matter where we operate. With 2,500 lawyers working in over 45 offices across 26 countries, the close-knit culture that exists between these offices is part of our everyday lives. And now, you can experience this first-hand.

Types of work

The quality of our people. The strength of our global network. The boldness of our ambition. These are all reasons why we are able to attract high profile, multinational clients. It’s our exceptional breadth of practice areas that really makes us stand out. For you, this means we have a variety of potential disciplines to explore across Corporate,  Finance, Government Regulatory, Intellectual Property and Litigation, Arbitration & Employment. It’s a distinctive approach, and one that helps us give clients what they want even before they realise they want it.

The training contract

International law evolves constantly. So do our lawyers. So will you. With our two-year training contract, you’ll amass world-class technical skills, gain a holistic view of our firm and learn to master the law. There’s more to our lawyers than legal expertise, you’ll also develop a deep understanding of business and industry too.

It starts with stretching work. We’ll give you as much as you can handle – in our experience it’s the best way to learn. Of course we’ll balance that responsibility with help and encouragement from all corners. As well as a comprehensive legal skills training programme, you’ll have regular reviews and guidance from the trainee development team, mentors, colleagues and more.  

It’s not over when you qualify. Far from it. Your professional and personal growth will be top of the agenda throughout your career. At every stage you’ll be in the driving seat, steering your own progress and tapping into the training you need. Your goal? To develop the capability, mindset and networks to solve the complex challenges our clients’ continue to face.

Who we are looking for

Our teams tackle some of the most intricate legal and commercial issues that businesses face  So we look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and experiences. You will have the ability to adapt to new surroundings, the resilience to deliver complex work to deadlines and the ability to face the unpredictable with confidence. A quick mind is also pivotal, so a strong academic record from GCSE onwards is essential. You should be pushing for a good 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in your university degree. But above all, you’ll have the ability to work effectively with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

When and how to apply

Applications for our training contracts will be open from 1 October 2016. Law students in their penultimate year of study will need to submit their applications by 30 June 2017 at the latest. If you’re a non-law student or graduate, you should apply for your position before 31 January 2017.

Ready to experience our dynamic? Find out more and apply at hoganlovells.com/graduates

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