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Our placement schemes are the route to our way of training. Operating like mini-training contracts, you gain a real insight into life as a trainee at our elite, global law firm and how our unusual non-rotational training system works in practice. You’ll be given real work to do: not just a diet of seminars, visits, presentations, and group exercises.   We want our placement candidates to get a taste of how we operate in practice. You’ll receive work from trainees, associates and partners and you’ll be encouraged to introduce yourself to lawyers in the Firm with a view to experiencing work you think you might be interested in and enjoy. You’ll also meet a range of lawyers at various social events throughout the two weeks. These are fantastic opportunities to meet people and get to know the Firm better.  At the end of your two-week scheme, we want you to go away with a real feeling of having been involved in the work of a truly global law firm in the City of London. You will have a clear picture of what being a trainee at Jones Day will be like and how our training system works.  

Who we are looking for 

We look for extraordinary individuals who are committed to a legal career, want to work on global matters and be challenged on an international platform, and who can become part of our future – not just train with us. Half our London partners trained with the Firm. You need a 2.1 degree in any discipline; strong intellectual and analytical ability; good communication skills; and to demonstrate resourcefulness, drive and dedication.  Apply for a placement if you are interested in training at Jones Day. We expect to recruit nearly all our trainees from our placement candidates. Applications open early on 1 September 2019. We recruit on a rolling basis and cannot guarantee availability. 

Closing Dates 

  • Winter Vacation Scheme - 25/10/19
  • Spring Vacation Scheme - 13/12/19
  • Summer Vacation Scheme - 10/01/20

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