Graduate scheme

Greater London


Training Contract

The training contract you choose will help shape your career as a lawyer.


Over the course of two years, you’ll rotate across different ‘seats’, or practice areas, which will include gaining experience in corporate and finance. Completing a training contract at a full-service firm as big as Latham means having the opportunity to experience a breadth of interesting practice areas from litigation to fintech.

During each seat you will receive in-practice group training, as well as socials and practice-wide training to ensure you are fully integrated into the practice group and team. You will also be invited to attend practice retreats.

Beyond the skills training, on-the-job training, and practice-specific training, a lot of importance is placed on building your own network. You will be encouraged to build relationships with partners and associates, to put yourself out there and seek work, and ensure you have a broad workload.

Helping you choose – post-qualification

As a trainee, our Graduate Recruitment and Development Team will ensure you’re exposed to areas and projects that interest you.

You will receive a practice group guide, which provides full insight into each department, and you will attend practice area talks – presentations where you can attend and ask questions.

You will receive one-to-one guidance from our Graduate Recruitment and Trainee Development Team, and be encouraged to network, and speak to other trainees to ensure you have a rounded view of the firm and its practice areas before you make your choice.

The work

Your fast-paced and international assignments will have a real impact in the market.

International secondments

You’ll have the opportunity to go on secondment, depending on business demand. In the past, we have placed trainees on secondment to a number of different Latham offices including our offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Madrid, Moscow, Singapore, and various across US.

Rooting for your success

We actively invest in all our trainees ― as lawyers and individuals. Whichever path you choose, we will equip you with all the resources to move your career forward. Read about our extensive training .

Full support along the way

Your trainee mentor, who you’ll meet prior to joining the firm, will provide support and guidance, offering advice from their own recent experiences.

Your associate mentor , who you’ll meet prior to joining the firm, will guide you during your training contract, and will be integral to helping you navigate your career and your development into a successful lawyer.

A supervisor at associate or partner level, will be part of your day-to-day team, giving you regular feedback and guidance.

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Team will support you throughout your training programme.

Training & Development

We provide extensive professional development opportunities from support with post-graduate courses, to professional in-house training during your training contract and beyond. Learn more information on the training and support we offer here .

Salary & Benefits

Your starting salary will be £50,000, going up to £55,000 in your second year. See the full overview of our benefits.

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