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Training Contract 2023

Salary notes: 
£38,000-43,000 depending on location
Job/scheme locations: 
London, South East (Reading), South West (Bristol)
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

About Us

Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. With 26 global offices we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas.

Like any private practice, legal expertise is at the heart of everything we do. But what makes us distinctive? For a start, you will get involved in truly fascinating work. The variety of our deals and the diversity of our clients provide an exciting and immersive commercial framework. This is a firm where fresh ideas are highly prized, and we’re never afraid to take a view. It is also firm with a coherent commercial vision, with a clear direction, supported by a compelling sense of purpose and identity. Finally, there’s our culture. When we asked our recent recruits what attracted them to us, they used words like ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’. To our clients we are ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’.

Our training programme

We group all of our trainee training and development into one coherent programme, which can be tailored to your individual needs. You’ll receive on the job training, dedicated technical workshops, all the IT and compliance training you need, and personal development workshops. Your tailored training programme will bring out your potential and allow you to achieve your career aspirations, as well as meeting the needs of Osborne Clarke and the SRA. Throughout your training contract we want you to experience the broad range of work available at Osborne Clarke. As a trainee, you’ll complete four seats: corporate or banking, real estate or tax, litigation, and one other. In each seat, a senior lawyer will supervise your day-today progress and give you regular feedback, so you know how you’re doing. They’re there to help you up your game. Every three months, you’ll have a formal progress review to help you track your development. Our trainees get lots of responsibility, and they find that it’s what differentiates their training contract from others.

What we're looking for

We're looking for the qualities that make a great OC lawyer. The ability to listen and learn, a passion to help clients, an interest in the business environment, a team-working ethos, a problem-solving approach, a sense of humour and a knowledge about OC.

Candidates should have achieved, or are expecting to achieve, a 1st or a 2:1 in any discipline. We take applicants’ results in each of their degree modules into account and screen applications in favour of those with stronger ‘A’ level grades. If you’re changing career, we’ll look for evidence of achievement in your previous role.

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More about this vacancy

Start date: 
September 2023
Start date: 
Specific date
London, South East, South West
Number of vacancies: 
21 to 30
Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
First, 2.1


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