Type of opportunity:
The scheme runs for two weeks for under Graduates in June and July.
Our vacation schemes offer students the opportunity to gain a strong insight into life at the firm, as well as providing a solid account of the type of work encountered as a trainee. Our vacation scheme students can select two different practice areas for the two week scheme; also taking part in wider industry or social events. As part of the vacation scheme, students will also benefit from being assessed for a training contract.
Your seats: you will benefit from experiencing two different practice areas, which you will get to choose. You will be given a supervisor in each seat who will provide you with real work and integrate you into the team. We will also provide you with a trainee buddy who you can catch up with at any point and ask any questions you have on an informal level.
Sessions: alongside your seats, you will also benefit from attending various workshop sessions to help improve both your legal and business skills. The sessions a variety of workshops, including workshops on negotiation, cultural awareness, presentation skills, and business development along with a Pro-Bono case study.
Assessment: The sessions, alongside feedback from your seats will allow the Graduate Recruitment Team and other people from across the business to assess your suitability for becoming a Reed Smith Trainee.
Socials: Throughout the vacation scheme, you will get to experience the real culture of our firm through informal, relaxed socials alongside our trainees. This will give you a chance to really gain a deeper insight
into each person’s path to Reed Smith, allowing you to get to know fellow team members and begin to network and build your own profile.
Salary: you will receive a weekly salary of £369.25 We will be screening on a rolling basis, please therefore apply ahead of the deadline.
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