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A placement scheme at Jones Day will give you a proper insight into life at our global law firm and how our non-rotational training system works in practice. You’ll be given real work to do and not just a diet of seminars, visits, presentations and group exercises.

We want students to get a taste of how we operate in practice. You’ll receive work from trainees, associates and partners and you’ll be encouraged to introduce yourself to lawyers in the Firm with a view to experiencing work you think you might be interested in and enjoy. You’ll also meet a range of lawyers at various social events throughout the two weeks. These are fantastic opportunities to meet people and get to know the Firm better.

At the end of your two-week scheme we want you to go away with a real feeling of having been involved in the work of a truly global law firm in the City of London. You will have a clear picture of what being a trainee at Jones Day will be like and how our training system works. We will pay you an allowance of £400 a week.

Who we are looking for

We look for people who are committed to a legal career; want to work on global deals; and want to become partners of the future, not just to qualify with us. Around half our London partners trained with the Firm. Successful candidates have a minimum 2.1 in their law or non-law degree; AAA/36 at A-level/IB; strong intellectual and analytical ability; good communication skills; and demonstrate resourcefulness, drive, dedication and the ability to be a team player.

Applications open early on 1 September 2016 and we recruit on a rolling basis, so don’t wait until the deadline to apply. We mainly recruit our trainees through our placement schemes but sometimes will make exceptions for those who are unable to complete them. Whilst we are currently recruiting for Training Contracts with start dates for September 2019, we may see fit to recruit into intakes with earlier start dates if places are available and suitable candidates are identified who can start sooner.

Final deadlines are 28 October 2016 (Winter scheme); 16 December 2016 (Spring scheme); 13 January 2017 (Summer scheme).

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