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Training Contract Feb 2020

The practice of law is constantly evolving and we are at the forefront of driving progress. That is why we are looking for talented individuals to lead the way. 

We understand it’s a hard decision to make. After all, what makes one law firm different from another? For us it’s all about driving progress through partnership. But that’s more than four words: it’s our purpose, our belief, and our promise that at Reed Smith everything we do is to apply our global experience in law to drive progress for our clients, for ourselves, and for our communities.

We are looking for people who are excited about the future of law, and ready to build and maintain strong relationships. A combination of our entrepreneurial spirit, diversity of thought, and collaborative nature means we trust and nurture our trainees right from their very first day.

You will enjoy stimulating work in an informative, challenging, and busy environment. Your contribution counts from the year before you join, with our unique LLM Commercial Legal Practice course, through to the end of your training contract.

With four seats over two years, you choose the practice or industry group areas you would like to experience, and you can benefit from a client or international secondment. 

We have a range of start-dates, which are:

- Feb/August 2020

- Feb/Aug 2021

- Feb/Aug 2022

Our training programme will start with a detailed 2.5-week induction course to discover how the firm works, build some vital practical skills – and begin to complete core modules of your Professional Skills Course (PSC).

In addition to training to introduce you to our practice areas, you will attend on-going training on updates and developments with the partners and associates. We are also keen to allow you to develop your own coaching and mentoring skills, so we encourage our trainee cohorts to mentor those more junior to them on the LLM Commercial Legal Practice.

We encourage applications from a wide range of degree subjects and value the diversity of thinking that candidates from different backgrounds can bring to the firm.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits, which include payment of GDL and LPC course fees, along with a maintenance grant. Further information regarding our standard and flexible benefits can be found on our website and in our graduate recruitment brochure. 

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