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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

  • 50 vacancies
  • 100 trainees
  • 700 partners
  • 5000 staff

About Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms operating as one team across Europe, the US, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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All applications for vacation schemes and training contracts must be made online. 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.


Applications to

Graduate Recruitment

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Eversheds Sutherland represents the combination of two firms with a shared culture and commitment to client service excellence. We are each known for our commercial awareness and industry knowledge and for providing innovative and tailored solutions for every client.

Increasing globalization has changed the nature of business. It has also changed the type of advice our clients need. Eversheds Sutherland was formed with this in mind. As our clients expand globally, we are with them. Our lawyers around the globe are united by our vision, values and understanding of our clients’ businesses and their needs. They provide legal advice of the highest quality whether they are operating within country or across borders from our 66 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

We consider every opportunity and issue with the same energy and creative, proactive approach. This can involve developing efficient structures for business transactions, devising novel case strategies in litigation and being at the forefront of new legal developments. We also offer a unique project management approach that enables us to deliver complex, multi-jurisdictional legal services through a single point of contact, providing efficiency and certainty for our clients.

Above all, we listen to our clients. Our solutions-oriented, service-led approach attracts clients faced with issues and opportunities that demand in-depth understanding of business, specific industry knowledge and the ability to manage substantial matters across borders.

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.

Our vacation scheme gives you the opportunity to earn money whilst getting valuable hands-on experience in one of our offices. Each two-week work placement will encourage you to really get under the skin of life at Eversheds Sutherland, giving you the chance to:

  • attend court
  • assist with research
  • draft documents
  • spend time in two different fee-earning departments
  • meet partners, solicitors and trainees at social events
  • take part in one of our corporate responsibility events
  • attend a range of informal talks to discover more about Eversheds Sutherland

You will be paid £370 a week (London) or £315 a week (regions) during your two weeks with us.

Applying for a work placement with Eversheds Sutherland

We welcome applications from penultimate-year law undergraduates, final-year non-law graduates as well as candidates who've already graduated or taken different career paths.

Selected candidates will be shortlisted to video interview. If you pass that interview you will be invited to a selection day and if you are successful and do well on the vacation scheme, you may be offered a training contract.

Our UK legal training contracts give you the opportunity to experience four six-month seats over two years. At least one seat must be in a contentious area. You will also have the chance to apply for a secondment at a client office or at another Eversheds Sutherland office in the UK or internationally.

You won't simply be given a conventional development path: you’ll work closely with your supervisor to identify and build on your strengths - and we'll talk to you about how you see your future evolving. We recommend trying as many seats as possible but if there's one you really want to experience, we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Once you qualify, you’ll be able to apply for any of the vacancies on offer. As you might expect, our aim is to retain every trainee on qualification.

  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Commercial disputes
  • Competition
  • Construction litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Environmental real estate
  • Financial services
  • Disputes & investigations
  • Health & safety regulatory
  • Insurance litigation
  • Pensions
  • Planning
  • Real estate
  • Real estate litigation
  • Restructuring
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS
Phone: 0845 497 9797
Email: gradrec@eversheds-sutherland.com
Web: www.eversheds-sutherland.com/graduates
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 80
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree or ABB (or equivalent)
Sponsorship: GDL and LPC
Starting salary: £37,000
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies
  • Retail outlets
  • Sporting bodies
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • Luxembourg
  • Paris
  • Shanghai
  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Cambridge
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Battersea Legal Advice Centre
  • Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre
  • ProHelp
  • The Manuel Bravo Project
  • Afro-Caribbean Network
  • City Solicitors Horizons
  • Clear Assured
  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • PRIME
  • Rare Recruitment
  • Stonewall
  • Sutton Trust
  • Urban Lawyers Careers Conference
  • Women in the City