My name is Catherine Little and I am currently in my third seat (Litigation & Arbitration) of my Training Contract at CMS. I was born and schooled in France to British parents - I am completely bilingual and, as a result, chose to study for Exeter's English Law and French Law degree (which includes an EU Law Masters).
I applied for the Vacation Scheme at CMS as the firm combines outstanding brand strength, technical excellence and career opportunities with an appealingly European outlook. I was granted a place on the 2016 Vacation Scheme, where I realised that it the culture of an industry, and, precisely, of the firm within that industry, that define the experience of those pursuing a career within it. While cultures vary significantly from firm to firm, I concluded that CMS’s challenging, supportive and collegiate working environment would allow me to reach my full potential. CMS is a fun place to work, surrounded by friendly and likeminded people!
I would recommend getting to know as many firms as you can by attending events and talking to the trainees. This will help in finding the right fit for you and in making informed decisions when submitting those applications!