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Addleshaw Goddard

About us

Addleshaw Goddard is a premium international law firm with an international reach and an exceptional breadth of services. Our reputation for outstanding quality and service is built upon long term relationship investment and a deep understanding of client markets combined with high calibre expertise, straight talking advice and a collaborative team culture. By delivering what clients want wherever they need it, from high value strategic advice, to the everyday, we pride ourselves on a service which is high quality, focused, relevant and consistently excellent.

The firm is an FT Innovative Lawyers Award winner and is pioneering new ways of delivering legal services, through its Intelligent Delivery approach, which brings added efficiencies and value for clients. As a firm, AG continues to look at the changes to the profession and what this means for the lawyers of tomorrow, developing innovation initiatives to training and development. Wherever you are based, you'll also be part of the team from day one, getting first-hand experience of working with blue-chip clients within a supportive yet challenging environment, and benefit from a structured training programme designed with your future success in mind.

As a firm we aim to be a natural choice for talent; a true meritocracy where everyone is able to reach their full potential within a culture that embraces diversity and promotes equality, inclusion and mutual respect. We have created a high performance culture that is inclusive, supportive and where we expect the best of each other.

We have taken a proactive approach to diversifying our workforce and raising our profile within the black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community. Meeting students in this community plays an important part in our trainee recruitment. We recognise there are a lot of talented students and such events are a vital way for the firm to broaden its reach to these individuals

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has been consistently recognised over the years and in the 2017/18 sector awards season, the AG Diversity Programme has achieved the following external recognition:

For more information on our diversity work, please visit our website.

Current opportunities

  • Training contract 2021 applications deadline - 31 July 2019
  • Vacation scheme (for training contracts commencing in 2022) applications open:  1 October 2019 – early January 2020 (exact date tbc)

We currently welcome applications for training contracts across our Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester offices. Applications will close on 31 July. From 1 October we will open our application window for placement schemes in 2020. Those who are at least penultimate year law or final year non-law are welcome to apply.

How to apply

We require ABB at A Level and 2.1 at degree (or equivalent). We are also looking for candidates who can demonstrate commercial awareness, teamwork, motivation and drive. Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed, as are applications from those who may be considering a change of direction.

Please complete our online application form which can be accessed via our website www.graduates.addleshawgoddard.com

If successful at the application stage you will be invited to a video interview. Following this stage there will be an assessment centre.

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