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Applications are now open for our summer 2023 vacation scheme and September 2025 training contract. The vacation scheme provides graduate students – our potential future trainees – an opportunity to gain hands on experience at the firm and a good understanding of what life as a Fladgate trainee will be like.
We will be recruiting eight to 10 trainees solely through our summer vacation scheme and will be holding two assessment days in February and March to get on to one of our four summer vacation schemes.
The application process includes:
Online application opens – Friday 28 October 2022
Online application closes – midnight on Sunday 29 January 2023
Online Test – sent out first week of February 2023
Assessment centre dates – 22 February and 2 March 2023
Interview dates – 20 March to 31 March 2023
Summer vacation schemes – June/July 2023
Training contract offers – made shortly after completion of the vacation scheme
Applications can only be made online via AllHires Graduate.
Candidates who reach the short list on the basis of their application form will be sent a link to an online test, the results of which will determine whether they will be invited to attend one of our assessment days.
Candidates selected from the assessment centres will be invited to attend an interview with a partner and a member of HR. If successful, candidates will be invited back to attend a one week summer vacation scheme with us.
How to applyfladgate.grad.allhires.com
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Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Numeracy tests
- Partner interview
- Psychometric testing
- Written exercise
Fladgate LLP is an innovative, progressive and thriving law firm which prides itself on its friendly and professional working environment. We are based in modern, attractive offices in London's Covent Garden.
Types of work
We provide a wide range of legal services to a portfolio of prestigious clients in the UK and overseas, including multinationals, major institutions and listed companies, clearing banks, lenders and entrepreneurs. Our lawyers have experience in most major areas of practice and we combine an accessible and responsive style of service with first-class technical skills and in-depth expertise.
We have a strong international dimension based on multilingual and multi-qualified lawyers working in London and complemented by access to an extensive network of overseas lawyers. We operate international 'desks' which serve continental Europe (with an emphasis on the Germanic countries), India, Israel, South Africa, the US and the Middle East. The firm’s principal departments comprise corporate (which includes tax, private capital, restructuring, employment, IP, sports and technology), dispute resolution (including matrimonial) and real estate (which includes planning, funds and finance, construction and real estate litigation). These are supported by specialist cross-departmental teams that provide co-ordinated advice on a range of issues.
Who should apply
We seek trainees with enthusiasm, leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills. You must be able to work both independently and in a team and will be expected to show common sense and initiative. Awareness of the commercial interests of clients is essential. You will have a minimum of a 2.1 degree, although not necessarily in law, together with three excellent A levels or equivalent.
The vacation scheme provides graduate students – our potential future trainees – an opportunity to gain hands on experience at the firm and a good understanding of what life as a Fladgate trainee will be like.
Candidates will work across two core departments and have the opportunity to socialise and network with each other as well as employees and partners of the firm.
Typically, you will complete four six-month seats. Each seat will bring you into contact with new clients and colleagues, and you can expect to gain real hands-on experience of a variety of deals and projects, both large and small. In each seat you will work alongside senior lawyers who will supervise your development and ensure that you are involved in challenging and interesting work. In addition to on-the-job training, each department has a comprehensive training schedule of seminars and workshops covering a range of legal and skills training. The firm has a modern culture and an open-door policy where trainees are given early responsibility and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
We are in the process of determing what the SQE will look like for the firm and will update our website very soon.
We know that to achieve our inclusion and diversity objectives we need to focus on a number of areas:
Developing a diverse leadership – we have a mix of different ethnicity and genders on our leadership groups. We are working hard to improve the gender balance of our partner team and in the last 18 months four out of nine people joining the partnership were women.
Attracting a diverse work force – This means adopting a properly personal approach when connecting with those interested in joining our team including: ensuring fairness in our processess; working with those, like recruiters, who help us in this; a commitment that you will always meet male and female talent in our recrutiment interviews.
Engaging with everyone in our team to ensure they are heard, supported and understood. Encourage everyone to develop their own voice in shaping our culture, their future and our service to clients. That might be working flexibly or that might be a specific career programme – everyone needs different things at different times.
Helping all our people in all roles to achieve their potential. We provide training, coaching, internal mentors and buddies, whatever works for each individual and their own personal development path.
We offer a comprehensive sponsorship package to our trainees. We will pay your course fees for the LPC or the SQE if you still need to undertake the course(s). We will also provide you with a maintenance loan of £6,000 per annum for studying the course(s) in London and £5,000 per annum for studying the course(s) outside of London. You will repay the loan during your training contract.
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|Profit per partner:||£630,000 (2014)|
|Training contract applications:||800 (2022)|
|Retention rate:||83% (2021)|
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