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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 2019. All successful applicants from the 2019 scheme will be offered a training contract to join in 2020 or more usually 2021.
Firm description and career prospects
Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work. With 3,500 lawyers in over 90 countries, we have one of the most extensive legal services network in the world, establishing an exciting place to launch your career.
You might know PwC as being one of the world’s leading professional services firms, but what you might not know, is that PwC also has one of the most extensive legal services network in the world with over 3,500 lawyers in over 90 countries, making PwC a really exciting place to launch your career. We’re rated one of the top legal businesses in the UK by the Legal 500 directory.
Our network – your career
Our links to PwC mean we can offer our clients rounded solutions incorporating multi-disciplinary advice. And as PwC has over 17,000 employees in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready-made network on your first day at the firm. Yet we’re not so large in the UK as to be impersonal. You’ll feel respected and encouraged to be the best you can be – thanks to the quality of our legal training plus daily exposure to the highest standards of work and broad business skills.
What makes us different from traditional law firms
Largest international network
Small firm feel, big firm clients
Lots of variety and stimulating work
Early exposure to client work and senior staff
Excellent training programme
Potential overseas secondment
At PwC, you can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. Whilst professionalism remains at the heart of everything we do, we’re neither stuffy nor stifling. Our open-plan office fosters a collaborative atmosphere and avoids any hierarchy, and your work-life balance is an integral part of our culture. Although there will be times when you’ll have to work late, or be under pressure to help your team complete a deal, we believe in the importance of enjoying what we do. As well as promoting a collaborative working environment, we also encourage our trainees to join sports teams and take part in activities outside of the office.
Whatever the route, we are focused on our people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored, flexible benefits scheme.
Apply now. Take the opportunity of a lifetime.
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