Graduate scheme

Greater London


Two years, four seats and as much responsibility as you can shoulder; that’s what we offer the 20 trainees we take on each year. And because our training is not only structured and practical but highly personalised, you’ll be able to develop along a path that’s absolutely right for you.

There’s a lot to look forward to as a trainee at Stephenson Harwood: top quality global work across a range of sectors, an environment that balances cutting-edge work with a respectful, friendly culture, and the chance to prove yourself on an international secondment. We work in small teams, so every person is critical — that’s why we’ll expect you to work to the best of your ability every day. Our training is not only structured and practical but highly personalised, so you’ll have everything you need to develop along a career path that’s absolutely right for you. Following a week’s intensive induction and a comprehensive post-induction programme, you’ll complete four seats — each six months long — across different practice areas. You could find yourself working on anything from a high-profile, multi-million financial litigation case to a ground-breaking M&A deal. You could even spend time on secondment at a client’s office or do an international seat in our Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai or Paris offices.

Types of work

During your training contact you will get to sit in four of our six practice groups. They are commercial litigation; corporate; employment, pensions and private wealth; real estate and projects; marine and international trade; and finance.

Who we look for

We look for strong intellect, with good analytical skills, sound judgment, imagination and meticulous attention to detail. Communication skills are vital to be persuasive and build rapport. Plenty of drive and determination is needed, along with a keen interest in business.

We are committed to supporting disabled and neurodiverse candidates to perform at your best in our application and selection process. If you believe that your performance in our recruitment process may be impacted, please get in touch with us. We’d be happy to discuss potential reasonable adjustments with you so you can perform at your best.

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Greater London

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