It makes sense to get to know an organisation before you join it. You’ll spend a big chunk of your life in your new firm. Plus the choices you make now will set the pace and direction of your career. So you need to feel confident that the people, the work and the culture will bring out the best in you. Every encounter with a potential employer can lead to a fresh insight. Every experience can sharpen up the skills you need to get your hands on the kind of future you’re aiming for.
So although we’ve worked hard to pack this site full of useful information, we have to admit nothing beats the real thing. That’s why we’ve created so many ways to meet us and do the kind of work we do yourself. Each will open your eyes to the possibilities ahead – and to your own potential. Have a look at the ‘your journey’ tool and see which opportunity you should be making the most of, and when.
A short time in our office. Loads of insights into a career at Hogan Lovells. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better return for such a small investment of time.
First-year students of any discipline.
Tailored workshops and presentations that help you better understand life as a City lawyer and the day-to-day role of one of our trainee solicitors.
15-16 June 2017
27 June 2017
5 July 2017
1 October 2016 -
24 February 2017
Become an extension of our firm. Develop a deep understanding of our graduate offering. Build your CV as well as your network. As a campus ambassador, you’ll help us plan, promote and run our 2017/18 marketing events on your campus. In the process, you’ll discover that helping other students find out about our opportunities is a great way to create opportunities for yourself.
Everything from bringing us insights, ideas and student feedback to helping us devise refreshingly different ways to talk about who we are, what we do and what we offer.
Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, KCL, LSE, Nottingham, Oxford, UCL, Warwick and York.
Apply between 1 October 2016 and 24 February 2017. Assessments days held in our London office.
Up to 60 trainee solicitors join us each year. Around half of them have taken part in one of our vacation schemes. These schemes are the perfect launch pad for a legal career. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll spend up to three weeks supporting client work in key practice areas like corporate, finance and litigation. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s invaluable hands-on learning that’s reinforced by tailored workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more.
We review applications on a rolling basis, so don’t wait until the deadline to get your application to us.
Our lawyers are known for being practical, commercial and relationship-driven. They’ve made us a true business partner to our clients while building our reputation as a bold, distinctive law firm. Our two-year training contract will help you develop the same set of skills.
The structure – four six-month ‘seats’ rather than six – means you experience four different areas of law fully, gain a broad legal perspective and get a good idea of the field that inspires you most. Two of your seats will be in our corporate and finance groups, and another in one of our litigation teams. You’ll also have the chance to complete a secondment to one of our international offices or the in-house legal team of a major client.
Stretching work is vital too. We’ll give you as much as you can handle – in our experience it’s the best way to learn. Of course we’ll balance that responsibility with all the help and encouragement you need – in the shape of a comprehensive legal skills training programme, regular reviews and no end of advice and guidance from experienced colleagues.
Applications opened on 1 October 2016. If you’re a non-law student or a graduate, applications have now closed. If you’re a law student, applications will reopen on 1st June 2017 and will close on 30 June 2017