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Employees: 501 to 1000

At RPC, you can be you. In an environment that’s real. Strikingly real.

If you value character over conformity, the unique over the uniform, and ambition over apathy, let’s talk.

For us, success comes from building real-life relationships. Real-life relationships with our clients as much as our people. And it comes from thinking creatively to achieve the best commercial solutions. We thrive in an environment that’s collaborative, forward-thinking and where you’re free to express your personality. An environment that allows you to make the most of your strengths.

Our lawyers are market leaders. Our clients are often household names. And together we achieve award-winning results. Results that have seen RPC regularly voted amongst the best for commercial advice.

Our business is built on mutual respect and trust. That’s where you come in. From day one, you’ll have contact with our Partners; you'll have contact with clients; and you'll be given real responsibility. As a Trainee, you could be assisting with large-scale global disputes, or offering business-critical commercial advice.

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved across a range of business sectors and practices, including insurance, commercial litigation, construction, corporate/M&A, IP and technology, retail, commercial contracts, media, real estate, employment and pensions, outsourcing, regulatory, tax, international trade and competition.

But you won't be left to fend for yourself, you’ll receive first-rate training. You'll be able to develop your skills and you'll be encouraged to use your creativity to solve complex problems. We're agile and flexible, and that's reflected in our approach to our Trainees. You can choose to spend time in a wide variety of practice areas supporting a range of dynamic sectors. And not just in London, with training contracts, placements and schemes on offer in Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore, too.

At RPC we take inclusion, diversity and engagement seriously. Our culture is built on values of trust and respect, and as such we see I&D deeply embedded in our firms DNA. We want every person at RPC to feel valued, respected and free to be themselves. And it makes business sense too - different backgrounds, different perspectives and different experiences all make us who we are and mean that we can offer the most innovative and diverse thinking to our clients.

We've put into place a number of initiatives and development programmes to not only support our people as they progress through their careers, but to also ensure that our population is as reflective of society as possible.

Internally, we have eight I&D internal networks – we call them 'Work Streams' – focussed on gender, ethnicity, mental health, families, social mobility, LGBT+, belief and disability. RPC RAIN, the firm's LGBT+ network, spans the firm's London and Bristol offices and advocates for inclusion in the workplace as well. Underpinning our I&D networks is allies@RPC, our peer network committed to supporting colleagues and promoting the inclusive culture at the firm.

Our award-winning Summer Schemes are as much about you experiencing life with us, as us experiencing working with you. Over two weeks you'll get real exposure to real work in a real-life environment. Fully integrated into our teams, you'll get to know the people from the get-go. If you're just after a snapshot of life in our law firm, we also offer Insight Days where you can shadow, network, and experience our culture first hand. What's more, all of our Summer Schemes and Insight Days can be delivered virtually. You will experience the same RPC environment and culture, just online.

Our Trainee salaries:


Year 1: £37,000

Year 2: £38,000


Year 1: £44,000

Year 2: £48,000

Along with a competitive annual salary, you’ll be offered a creative and comprehensive package of benefits. We’re all unique. And that’s why RPC’s benefits package is, too. We respect we’re all real people with passions, families and lives away from our desks. So we offer you the chance to tailor your benefits, offering choice and flexibility to everyone who works here. Our benefits package covers almost everything, from wellness festivals and social events, to extra annual leave, and family and wealth-related rewards.

So, if you’re a creative thinker who wants a career in a firm that values personality as much as professionalism, we want to hear from you.

RPC Law Virtual Experience Programme

Are you interested in a career in commercial or insurance law? Do you want to learn how you can use your talents to solve complex issues and achieve results for clients? Then RPC’s Law Virtual Experience Programme is for you!

Experience life at a global commercial and insurance law firm 100% free and self-paced. In this programme, you will:

  • Experience work at RPC and discover a collaborative, forward-thinking environment where personality is valued as much as professionalism
  • Work with clients in four modules to gain client experience and develop your research and legal skills
  • Accelerate your career by gaining CV-building skills and a better understanding of commercial and insurance law.

No experience is required to register. Whether you’re currently in university, still exploring your career interests, or want to build a strong skill set, this programme is made for you.

We look forward to seeing you kickstart your career in the RPC Law Virtual Experience Programme!

RPC Law Virtual Experience Programme

The application process

We run a blind recruitment process at RPC.

RPC selection process

Recruitment for our London training contracts usually takes place in July and August. If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to one of our assessment days during which we’ll get to know each other.

There are a variety of exercises designed to help us see if you’re the right fit for RPC and, while they might be hard work, they’re also a lot of fun. You’ll meet some of our partners, lawyers and trainees and get a real feel for our unique culture. Our assessment days can be run virtually.

If you’re successful following the assessment day, your training contract will start two years later.

RPC - Graduate Recruitment Brochure

The training contract for people with personality - Strikingly Real

RPC Inclusion and Diversity Brochure

At RPC we take inclusion, diversity and engagement seriously. Our culture is built on values of trust and respect and as such we see I&D deeply embedded in our firm’s DNA.

RPC - Our dynamic working principles

Spark Our Future

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