Our placement schemes are the route to our way of training. Operating like mini-training contracts, you gain a real insight into life as a trainee at our elite, global law firm and how our unusual non-rotational training system works in practice. You’ll be given real work to do: not just a diet of seminars, visits, presentations, and group exercises. We want our placement candidates 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 worldwide 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 £500 a week.
Applications open early on 1 September 2018. We recruit on a rolling basis and cannot guarantee availability. Final deadlines are 26 October 2018 (Winter Scheme); 14 December 2018 (Spring scheme); 10 January 2019 (Summer scheme).
Who should apply
As leaders in cross-border M&A and global disputes, we look for extraordinary individuals who are committed to a legal career; want to be challenged on an international platform; and can become part of our future - not just qualify with us. Half our London partners trained with the Firm. Successful candidates have obtained or are predicted a 2.1 degree in any discipline; have strong intellectual and analytical ability; good communication skills; and can demonstrate resourcefulness, drive, dedication and the ability to be a team player.