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|Number of work placements:||12|
|Minimum qualification:||Minimum of a 2.1 in any discipline.|
|Start salary:||£33,000 (2021)|
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Application details and method of selection
All applications for training contracts must be made using the online application form which must be submitted by 30 April 2019. Every application submitted is carefully reviewed by those responsible for graduate recruitment, currently two partners and the practice director.
In the past Teacher Stern has benefited from a strong mix of law and non law students and welcomes a diversity of academic disciplines and backgrounds.
Up to 40 candidates will be shortlisted and invited to attend an open day assessment held at the firm's office. The day will comprise a variety of group and individual exercises, written and verbal, and interviews with the intention of assessing the core competencies. In addition all attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with a range of fee earners but particularly the current trainees.
12 candidates will be selected from this process and be invited to attend the vacation scheme which is detailed below.
Firm description and career prospects
Teacher Stern was established in Holborn in central London in 1967 as a full-service commercial law firm specialising in property, dispute resolution, corporate/commercial, employment and private client matters. With a current staff of 129 we are not a large firm but we pride ourselves on having the quality of clients and work normally attributed to much larger practices.
We currently have 91 fee earners of which 32 are partners. The partners have either trained with the firm or joined from a range of City and regional firms, each of them contributing a variety of skills and experience gained from diverse backgrounds.
Working in a challenging and interesting environment with ambitious and committed fee earners, the career prospects are excellent and we believe that anyone joining us will agree.
We offer a grant of £8,000 and a further loan of £8,000, in each case, to candidates who have not yet commenced their LPC.
The vacation schemes are run over two weeks, each lasting a week, usually in the last week of June and the first week of July. Offers for a place on one of the vacation schemes are for those who are applying for training contracts and are limited to 12 places.
During the scheme attendees will have the opportunity to work alongside fee earners on actual matters, learn more about the firm and the life of a trainee and be involved in a number of group and individual exercises which will assist us in making a selection for training contract offers.
To apply for the 2019 vacation scheme, you will need to apply for a 2021 training contract before 30 April 2019.
Training contract programme
The training contracts start in late September and throughout the two years there is a strong emphasis on learning on the job with excellent guidance and support from senior fee earners.
Trainees will spend six months with a partner or senior associate in each of our three principal departments, namely dispute resolution, commercial property and corporate/commercial. Exposure to work in the employment, immigration, tax, property finance and private client departments is also likely to form part of the training. The final seat will either repeat one of these departments or be in another smaller team.
During each seat, they will be exposed to a number of different areas of law and will have the opportunity to work with a variety of partners, associates and other fee earners in the department. They will have access to high quality work and clients.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial