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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree or equivalent|
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Application details and method of selection
Who we look for
Penultimate-year law students and final-year non-law students on track for a 2.1 or above with a keen interest in business law.
We know that the skills and experiences you develop with us will stay with you throughout your legal career. So join us - we'll help you reach your full potential. Visit the PwC careers website to submit your online application form.
Please note PwC principally recruits trainees through our summer vacation schemes. The next available scheme is the summer vacation 2017. All successful applicants from the 2017 scheme will be offered a training contract to join in 2018 or more usually 2019.
Firm description and career prospects
Our client facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With more than 2,500 lawyers across more than 85 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services network in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients rounded solutions, incorporating multi-disciplinary advice from our wider PwC business areas. By harnessing the collective expertise of more than 19,000 employees in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready-made network on your first day. You’ll feel respected and encouraged to be the best you can be – thanks to the quality of our legal training, plus the daily exposure to the highest standards of work, and broad business skills.
Trainees can apply for a scholarship award to help with the costs of the Graduate Diploma and the Legal Practice Course. If successful, you'll receive the total cost of the tuition and examination fees plus a significant contribution towards living expenses. You can find out more on our website.
Summer vacation scheme
Our three-week paid summer vacation scheme is a great way to find out how we work and see for yourself the ways in which we're truly unique in the legal marketplace. And you'll get a highly-competitive wage while you're here. You'll have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting, join our seminar and training programme and work directly alongside our lawyers. The scheme is our principal route towards securing a training contract with us.
Training contract programme
You'll be training in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learning from exceptional people. You'll quickly gain practical, hands-on experience and lateral thinking skills as part of teams generating creative ways to tackle complex problems. The practice groups you could work in include mergers and acquisitions, banking, commercial litigation, commercial fraud, corporate structuring, employment, immigration, intellectual property and information technology, pensions, real estate and tax litigation. You may also complete a seat in Dubai.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial