Why your firm?
"The size of the firm and the trainee intake were particularly strong factors, as was the sector focus."Second year trainee, London
"The fact that there was a small trainee intake within the London office of an international firm. I was also interested in energy and finance, which were two of the firm's key sector focuses."Second year trainee, London
"The small intake, the fact that it was a US firm, the transactional work and the six-seat training contract."First year trainee, London
"I was a paralegal here for a year before I applied and I loved the work and the people. I've seen Orrick grow from a firm that didn't really have a specialism into a multi-award winning, sector-focused firm. It's an exciting time to be here."First year trainee, London
"My experience of the firm on the open day and getting the opportunity to speak to a range of fee earners."Second year trainee, London
"I wanted to do my training contract at a US firm as I wanted to work hard and experience a broad range of work. Orrick has a small trainee intake, which means you don't get lost in a crowd and there is a good team feeling among the trainees."Second year trainee, London
"The small intake and the work it does."First year trainee, London
"I wanted to apply to a US firm with a small trainee intake. The culture and feel of the firm was really exciting when I came to the open day."Second year trainee, London
"A combination of the friendly culture, the interesting sector focus and the size of the trainee intake."Second year trainee, London
"The ambition and growth of the firm was a big draw. It is an exciting time for the firm and for the London office. I have seen the trust that senior members of the team put into their junior staff, including myself. I think Orrick offers opportunities to junior team members that many larger firms would not."First year trainee, London
"I was really attracted to the firm's international nature to start with and I really liked the west-coast culture that the firm seemed to have across all its offices. I was also particularly attracted by the firm's focus on technology and energy, especially the latter as this permeates the whole firm and is an area I am really interested in. I was also won over by the firm's schemes regarding women and diversity."
"A good sized US firm with a smaller intake but also big international presence."First year trainee, London
"Their high-level work in energy, technology and finance."First year trainee, London
"Small trainee intake, large international reach, focus on technology."First year trainee, London
"The small intake. I wanted to train somewhere where trainees were part of the firm and not just one of many. Having read other trainees experiences of their training, it appeared to be a firm where the work trainees did was integral to projects and gave them a real chance to develop and improve on the skills necessary for practice. One aspect of Orrick that stood out for me was its focus on flexible working and diversity – this showed me that keeping up with current trends and retaining talent was important to the firm."Second year trainee, London
"I wanted to apply for US firms that had a small trainee intake because I had already worked after university and wanted to start with a good amount of responsibility. I went to the open day and I got a gut feeling that this was somewhere I would want to come into and work at every day. Also, the level of female partners and women in the office in general was key. I also like that we have a range of areas so that you get diverse training but will often be the only trainee in the department, so you will get a good range of work."First year trainee, London
"I really enjoyed my experience on the open day."First year trainee, London
"I attended a talk given by the training principal and was really impressed by him and the work the firm did. I therefore applied for an open day and really enjoyed it."Second year trainee, London
"The culture, the size of the firm and the size of the trainee intake, as well as the sectors in which the firm specialised."
"I was encouraged to apply to Orrick because of the small trainee intake; I didn't want to be a face in the crowd."Second year trainee, London
"I attended a really good presentation at law school by the Orrick training principal - he was enthusiastic, funny and interesting and I instantly then went to research the firm further. The firm's global reach and interesting work, together with the friendly culture encouraged me to apply here."First year trainee, London
"The work seemed interesting, and the culture sounded like a good fit: West Coast US firm, fairly relaxed and informal. The size of the office as against the size of the firm globally was a big selling point, since it looked like we would be getting a lot of responsibility with some big clients early on. Plus, the interview process was probably the nicest interview I had."Second year trainee, London
"Working for a global firm with a small London office seemed like I would get the best of both worlds."Second year trainee, London
"I applied here because of the type of work Orrick does. Being involved with a lot of transactional work on the technology companies side of things was one of the reasons that drew me to the firm."First year trainee, London
"Quite honestly, I did not know that I really wanted to train at Orrick until the first interview. The firm ticked the boxes of having a small intake and small office, but doing international work with prestigious clients. But at that interview I caught a glimpse of the demanding yet welcoming and supportive culture of the firm, and felt it would be the right fit for me."First year trainee, London
"I chose Orrick because of their small office but big US reputation as it leads to a good quality of work."Second year trainee, London
"The firm are international and have a good reputation."Second year trainee, London
"I liked the fact that it is a small office with great international work and a lot of responsibility is given from the start."First year trainee, London
"The firm seemed very friendly on the open day, and there is a strong and interesting Real Estate team. Plus, I was attracted to the fact that it is a global firm."First year trainee, London
"The size of the London office compared with its global reach made it very appealing. To get hands on experience from day one, but also to have heard of several of your clients is a really thrilling combination."First year trainee, London
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