Apple-crumble-making Charlotte Ford was looking for a firm that offered “responsibility, respect and exposure to great work”, and she found it in Taylor Wessing. Read on for her insight into life as a trainee at this leading international firm.
Sarah Harte is Taylor Wessing’s graduate recruitment officer – this way for advice on applying for a training contract at this full-service commercial firm that is also famed for its swanky roof-terrace socials.
Very good at giving you responsibility from day one. You can clearly see how much trust the partners and associates put in you.
Taylor Wessing's extensive client base means that I work on a broad variety of matters. My day can involve anything from drafting documents, meeting clients or giving presentations - what is exciting is that no day is ever the same.
- Applications to: Ms Sarah Harte
- Method of application: Online application form
- Method of assessment:
Training contract to commence 2018: 30/04/2016 Summer work placement: 30/01/2015
|Number of work placements:||40|
|Minimum qualification:||ABB at A level and 2.1 degree|
Remember to cite LawCareers.Net on your application form if you apply to Taylor Wessing.
Application details and method of selection
All candidates need to apply via our online application form at www.taylorwessing.com/graduate. The deadline for our vacation schemes is 30 January 2016 and 30 April 2016 for training contract applications.
We look for team players with a minimum of ABB grades at A level and a 2.1 degree in any discipline. You’ll need to be confident and enthusiastic with the communication skills to build vibrant relationships with our clients. You’ll have the energy, ambition and creativity to take early responsibility and have a real impact on our business and our clients’ business. You’ll also be committed to a career in law, with a genuine passion to learn and explore new boundaries.
Firm description and career prospects
Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, standing at the forefront of the industries of tomorrow. Acting as legal advisors to well-known clients in progressive and cutting-edge sectors, we’re a firm for the ground breakers, the smart thinkers and the trail blazers. Our spark, focus and lateral thinking make us exceptional legal advisors, helping our clients to succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues.
Our focus on the industries of tomorrow - technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy - means that alongside law students, we also recruit a wide range of students who have studied non-law degrees. Our clients include private and public companies, financial institutions, professional service firms, public sector bodies of both large and medium size and wealthy individuals. Our international presence is also something that we strive to protect as we continue to strengthen our brand globally. Combining a pan-European network with a strong presence in the Middle East, India, China and North America, we are the leading firm for inward investment from North America and experts in IP protection and enforcement rights across the globe. That’s why we advise half of the world’s top 100 brands.
GDL and LPC fees at BPP London sponsored. A maintenance grant is provided.
Places for 2016: 40+
Duration: two weeks
Remuneration: £250 per week
Closing date: 30 January 2016
Our vacation schemes are designed for you to experience life as a trainee solicitor in a fast-paced and innovative City law firm. You’ll spend two weeks in two different practice groups gaining first-hand experience under the supervision of associates and partners.
Training contract programme
Our award winning training (we won LawCareers.Net Best Trainer - Large City Firm 2014) combines our in-house Professional Skills Course with six-month seats in four different practice groups, including one contentious seat and one in our corporate or finance areas. Our programme is recognised for the extent of partner contact available to trainees, and you'll work closely with associates on high-quality work from the outset. Frequent client contact and secondment opportunities to their offices are also offered and regular support and feedback every step of the way will ensure that your career is aligned to the growth and needs of the firm and our clients.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Indonesia, Hamburg, Kiev, London, London Tech City, Munich, New York City, Palo Alto, Paris, Prague, Singapore, South Korea, Vienna and Warsaw
Blackfriars Settlement, Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre
Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, PRIME, Social Mobility Foundation