Norton Rose Fulbright
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|Vacancies:||Up to 45|
|Number of work placements:||40|
|Minimum qualification:||AAB at A level and 2.1 degree (or equivalent)|
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Application details and method of selection
If you are a finalists or graduate you should apply from 1 October 2017 to 15 July 2018.
Who can apply: Finalists and graduates should apply between October and March. Penultimate-year law students should apply after receiving second-year grades
Our 2017 winter vacation scheme is for finalists and graduates from law and non-law subjects and will run from Monday 11 December to Tuesday 17 December 2017. Applications will open from 1 October to 29 October 2017 and assessment days will be held in mid-November.
Our 2018 summer vacation schemes are for penultimate-year law undergraduates and finalists from law and non-law degrees. The schemes will run on the following dates:
Scheme 1 dates: Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018
Scheme 2 dates: Monday 2 – Friday 13 July 2018
Applications will open from 1 October 2017 to 31 January 2018, and we will be holding assessment days in January/February 2018.
To apply for one of our open days, you will need to complete our application form. Please visit our graduate website for details on our application dates and deadlines. These are hosted on a monthy basis.
First-year undergraduates may apply for our first step programme from 1-28 February 2018. Assessment days will be held in March 2018 and successful candidates will attend the programme from 3 – 7 April 2018.
Firm description and career prospects
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and legal staff in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; as well as life sciences and healthcare. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
To find out what it is like to work at Norton Rose Fulbright read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
GDL and LPC course fees are paid. The maintenance grants are:
£7,000 for LPC students
£8,000 for GDL students in London
Finding the place you want to spend your career is a moment you’ll always remember, and that’s exactly the kind of insight we offer on our vacation schemes. Whether you’re with us for one week or two, we pack a lot into these three schemes. You’ll do real work, for real clients. You’ll network with colleagues. You’ll present group projects on legal issues. It’s a lot of new ground to cover, but if you want to understand what it’s really like to work here, nothing else comes close. Pay for the week is £350, and on top of that, you’ll leave us knowing for sure that you’re on the right path.
Everyone remembers the first day they walked through the doors of their future firm. For many of our lawyers, that happens on our open days and first step programmes. First step caters to first-year undergraduates, while our open days are designed for undergraduates, graduates and career changers of all degree subjects. Either way, it’s the opportunity to step through our doors, make a first impression, and use our packed schedule of interactive sessions to discover whether law is right for you.
Training contract programme
There’s no progress more vital than what you’ll experience on our training contracts. Over two years – broken into four six-month seats – you’ll hit all kinds of new firsts with us, big and small. You’ll explore new areas, for instance. Each seat will take you through different sectors and practice areas, with at least one seat in each of corporate, banking and litigation. One of your seats will almost certainly be on secondment too – your first encounter with working in a new country, or maybe six months spent working in a client office. As you move from one milestone to the next, you’ll have a sizeable team at your back. A partner mentor to turn to and to learn from. A trainee buddy to teach you the ropes. And the whole trainee development team, to keep you on track from day to day.
When and how to apply
We offer up to 45 training contracts each year across two intakes. For the March and September 2020 intakes law and non-law penultimate years, finalists, graduates should apply from 1 October 2017 to 15 July.
At Norton Rose Fulbright we look for intelligent, ambitious, internationally focused and commercially-minded individuals to drive our business. We will expect you to think creatively and find new ways to solve problems. We expect our trainees to deliver work that meets the highest professional, ethical and business standards for our clients. All applicants must have achieved at least AAB in their A levels or equivalent and be on course to achieve (or to have achieved already) a 2.1 degree or above.
Our mentoring scheme will help you make the most of the incredible depth of knowledge and experience across the organisation. Your mentor will offer you everything from career insights to resolving any concerns you may have.
We pride ourselves on our supportive culture that thrives on collaboration and encourages networking with your trainee colleagues, lawyers and partners. You will also help to choose - or become - one of two trainee representatives. These meet once a quarter to provide feedback, raise concerns and generate ideas to ensure your training contract is a rewarding experience.
When we hire you, we are making an investment. We ensure we all get the maximum return on this by providing the highest standards of training. Becoming an outstanding lawyer is about continuous development - we will make sure you are challenged and rewarded in equal measure.
Banking and finance, corporate M&A and securities, dispute resolution and litigation, IP, competition, employment, real estate, tax, regulation and investigations.
Type of practice
General Commercial, Corporate & Commercial
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