Why your firm?
"The firm's small intake combined with the breadth and calibre of work. Also the promise of intellectual endeavours (which has not disappointed)."
"It's a small and truly international practice (only a small proportion of UK lawyers are actually from the UK)."
"The prestigious name and the chance to be a part of large international deals."
"The culture of the firm during my vacation scheme."
"The international work and generalist approach to training and practice."
"The General Practice group means you are not pigeonholed into a specific area of law."First year trainee, London
"A friend from university was in the firm and he convinced me to apply."First year trainee, London
"At the law fair I attended, HR were very friendly and open about S&C, the environment in the office and the type of work the London office undertakes. My vacation scheme cinched the deal though. I had such an enjoyable two weeks and everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I felt like S&C was a great fit for me personally."Second year trainee, London (currently seconded to Hong Kong)
"Its reputation in the business world as being one of the best law firms."First year trainee, London
"High-level and cutting-edge work but with a relatively small intake. The firm's generalist approach is also attractive if you want a holistic view of how corporate law works."First year trainee, London
"The firm has a great reputation and pays very well. The recruitment process also felt very personal, like they wanted to recruit me and not just anyone with a similar CV."First year trainee, London
"I wanted to be part of a smaller intake but also work on market-leading deals. I really enjoyed my vacation scheme experience at S&C and that really encouraged me to go on and apply for a training contract."Second year trainee, London
"The small intake coupled with the firm's global reputation."Second year trainee, London
"I was reluctant to apply at first. Because of the great reputation of the firm and the fact that the intake was so small – I thought I wouldn't really stand a chance. But it's so easy to apply that I just did it, and it paid off!"First year trainee, London
"The small size of the office and the trainee intake, as I didn't want to disappear in to a sea of trainees. The high-level work and impressive client portfolio were also a big factor, I didn't want to compromise the level of work I would be exposed to by applying to a smaller firm."First year trainee, London
"The small size of the office and the large size of the deals played a big part in my decision to apply to the firm. I wanted to be involved in market-leading transactions without being lost in an intake of 150 and S&C was the perfect fit."Second year trainee, Melbourne
"I applied here because of S&C's reputation and client base. Then the welcoming and friendly recruitment team clinched it for me."Second year trainee,
"I was part of the first class of S&C trainees, and it was clear to me that there was a lot of commitment among the partners to making this programme the best in class."Second year trainee,
"I always wanted to work for a smaller intake firm but working on the biggest deals possible and S&C provided that balance perfectly."First year trainee,
"The firm has a great reputation and I was interested in becoming part of the first ever intake of trainees."Second year trainee,
"I was attracted to the firm's huge international clout - UK Magic Circle firms are not really known outside of London, but the big US firms have much better global branding. High expectations of trainees and a guarantee that we would not be stuck doing low level work. Also I wanted to work with very intelligent and engaging people."First year trainee,
"I chose Sullivan & Cromwell LLP because of the high quality work on offer and the specificities of the individual training programme. I was attracted by the small intake of trainees and the opportunities this offers - high level of responsibility and partner interaction. At interview I was also struck by how friendly everyone at the firm was."First year trainee, London
"I took part in a vacation scheme at the firm and loved the culture of the office. Everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming."First year trainee, London
"The quality of the partners, and the fact that most of the partnership took the time to meet with and speak to me while I was making my decision."First year trainee, London
"Enthusiasm of partners and recruitment staff at interview. Quality of work and client roster."First year trainee, London
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