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|Number of work placements:||80|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree or 320 UCAS points|
|Start salary:||£37,000 London, £26 regions|
|Sponsorship:||GDL and LPC|
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Application details and method of selection
All applications for vacation schemes and training contracts must be made on-line. Candidates are permitted to make one application per 12-month period.
Candidates can apply either to the summer vacation scheme programme or training contract. The application process covers the same ground whether you apply and complete the vacation scheme or apply directly and complete a one-day assessment for a training contract.
Firm description and career prospects
Eversheds is one of the world's largest full-service law firms operating as one team, from 55 offices in 28 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Recognised as the leading innovators in the legal sector, we provide new legal and business solutions to meet the needs of our clients.
Our people share a distinctive culture which has client relationships at its core. Whether providing advice which is complex or straightforward, multi-national or local, an attitude of delivering only the very best underscores everything we do.
We are committed to finding and developing talented legal graduates interested in becoming a solicitor. Individuals are valued for their drive and legal expertise but also for their business advice. We develop the same qualities in our trainees. With a structured solicitor training programme, our legal training contracts and graduate jobs allow trainees to establish the skills they need to achieve aspirations.
The training programme allows you to focus your technical skills in each of the various practice groups as you rotate through four six-month seats. You will also take part in a full programme of personal and commercial development skills training too, including finance and business, communication, presenting, business writing, client care, professional standards and advocacy. From trainee to fully qualified solicitor, we offer an environment for a highly rewarding legal career with unbounded opportunities for progression.
Financial support is offered to prospective trainees for the GDL and LPC. The firm will cover fees for these courses and currently provide an annual maintenance grant of between £5,000-£7,000.
We run two-week summer vacation placement schemes in our UK offices. They offer a great opportunity to get a real feel for what Eversheds is all about and to experience the kind of work that we do. In fact, the majority of our vacation placement scheme students are amazed at the variety and level of work they can get involved in. You may have the opportunity to go to court, meet clients, assist with research and drafting documents, meet partners, solicitors and trainees in a social setting. You will also have an opportunity to hear more about our corporate responsibility projects. We welcome applications from penultimate year students as well as candidates who have already graduated or taken different career paths.
Training contract programme
As a trainee you will join a well-rounded training programme designed to give you a diverse experience throughout all of our practice groups. You will be supported by a mentor and supervisor and be given technical training as well as the business skills that the PSC course provides. Responsibility is yours as soon as you can handle it, and will be offered during each of the six months spent in the four departments.
At Eversheds, trainees are important to us and we are selective about who we offer contracts to. In the nine offices we recruit trainees into, we offer around 50 contracts and the people who join us are the future of the firm because the majority of our trainees stay with us. Eversheds people are valued for their expertise and their business advice; they are straight forward, client centred and commercially aware. We look for the same in our trainees.
Banking, commercial, commercial disputes, competition, construction litigation, corporate, employment, environmental real estate, financial services, financial services, disputes and investigations, health and safety regulatory, insurance litigation, pensions, planning, real estate, real estate litigation, restructuring, shipping, tax.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham
Battersea Legal Advice Centre, Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre, ProHelp, The Manuel Bravo Project
Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Brokerage Citylink, Clearkit, Pathways to Law, PRIME, Stonewall