Over the course of a number of weeks, attendees will be fully immersed in all aspects of working life at Pinsent Masons. They will experience a structured programme of work-based learning, skills training and presentations, as well as plenty of socialising and networking. The programme is available across all of our UK offices - with placements available in London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. Pinsent Masons typically recruit around 60-70% of their trainee solicitors through this programme, but acknowledge that not everyone can undertake a placement and fill a number of Training Contract placements directly.
We look carefully at each candidate’s academic background. Commercial lawyers need a high degree of technical ability to be successful and we feel academic ability is closely linked to this. This is why we have a minimum academic requirement that all trainees are expected to meet or exceed:
- 300+ UCAS points at A-level or equivalent (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies)
- On track for a strong 2:1
- A Commendation or above at law school (GDL and/or LPC)
Law students should be in the penultimate year of their degree, and non-law students should be in their final year.
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