We have insight events and four different vacation schemes. A need for ambassadors on key campuses. Training contracts that start in February and August each year. Plus alternative routes depending on whether you’re a law or non-law student. So before you dive into an online application form, have a look at the ‘your journey’ tool to work out which is the best option for you.
Once you're clear what you want to apply for, give yourself the best possible chance. We want to know about you and what you can bring to the firm. So do your research and work out what sets you apart.
It's wise to spend time making sure your application is spot on. But it's also wise to get it to us early. We don’t wait until the application deadlines to screen and interview candidates.
The process for all insight events, campus ambassadors, vacation schemes and training contracts is similar. If your online application impresses us, we’ll ask you to complete an online critical thinking test. Do well and the next stage is a 30-minute telephone interview featuring questions that investigate your motivations, capabilities and commercial judgement. After that, we'll invite you to an assessment day that includes another critical thinking test plus face-to-face interviews (not applicable for Insight Events).
We want our opportunities to be accessible to as wide a group as possible. So we use a specially developed tool to measure students' relative disadvantage as well as their performance. Meaning we can compare applicants fairly with peers from a similar background. For instance, we might consider a candidate's home postcode, school attended, whether they were eligible for free school meals, if they are the first generation in their immediate household to go to university, and whether they were ever in care or once a refugee or asylum seeker.
Lots. All of it designed to help you decide if we’re right for you and you’re right for us. We run our assessment days at Atlantic House, our London office. So you’ll be able to see exactly where you could be working and get a feel for the atmosphere.
If you apply for an insight day for first-year students, you won't need to take part in an assessment day. For all other vacation schemes and our training contracts the day involves:
Apply for a campus ambassador role and your assessment day will include a critical thinking test, an interview and a presentation skills exercise.
If you would like to talk to us in relation to any queries you may have on disability or long-term health issues, including any requirements you may have in respect of our application process, please email Jen Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a time to contact you.
When competition is tough, preparation is key. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to make sure you’re primed and ready to secure a hotly contested place at our firm.
Critical thinking tests assess how well you can absorb and analyse information. They measure your ability to evaluate assumptions, arguments, deductions, inferences and conclusions. They’re good predictors of success in roles where you need to see things clearly from many angles and separate facts from assumption.
To get a feel for the intellectual demands you’ll experience from day one, take our sample test now. We use the Watson-Glaser critical thinking test. Each question takes around five minutes. These are just sample questions though. We won’t use any of your answers in any part of our selection process.
Be sure to read the feedback that follows the test. It will help you with the formal assessments you’ll take if you apply for one of our training contracts.
2 January 2019
28 February 2019
10 and 11 April 2019
Spring insight events for both law and non-law students take place
12 and 13 June 2019
Summer insight events for both law and non-law students take place
2 January 2019
Applications open for campus ambassador roles at University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Durham University, University of Exeter, Kings College London, London School of Economics, University College London, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, Queen Mary University, University of Warwick and University of York.
28 February 2019
April to July 2019
Assessments days held in our City offices.
17 September 2018
Applications open for all our vacation schemes.
31 October 2018
Applications close for our winter vacation scheme for all final year students and graduates
3 – 14 December 2018
Winter vacation scheme takes place at our City offices.
6 January 2019
Applications close for our summer vacation schemes for all students from penultimate-year onwards and graduates.
17 June – 5 July 2019
First summer vacation scheme takes place at our City offices.
15 July – 2 August 2019
Second summer vacation scheme takes place at our City offices.
17 September 2018
Applications open for training contracts starting in February and August 2021.
31 January 2019
Applications close for non-law students and graduates.
January to April 2019
Interviews for non-law students take place.
31 July 2019
Applications close for law students.
Interviews for law students begin.