Who Should Apply?

Naturally, we expect you to be committed to a career in law, with a genuine passion to learn. Our people love what they do and want to contribute new ideas. They are team players who value and respect individuality, and the benefit of working in an inclusive environment.

Qualifications are also important to us, and we look for a minimum of ABB grades at A level and a 2.1 degree in any discipline. Specifically this year we want to hear from candidates with a STEM degree background as, increasingly, our clients are in STEM-focused sectors and industries.

You should be confident, with good communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships. You’ll have the energy, ambition and creativity to take responsibility, challenge and make a difference.

Roles available

First year opportunities

Join us on our first year 'Trailblazing' insight day in March 2020. It will give you the chance to learn more about us, attend skills sessions to help you with your vacation scheme applications and take part in a commercial business game. To be eligible to attend you must be a first year law student or penultimate non-law student.

Summer vacation scheme 

Taylor Wessing is "a great place to work". We were awarded Firm of the Year 2019 by Legal Cheek, which recognises all aspects of our work, clients, culture, environment and opportunities for our people.

Our award-winning vacation scheme is designed for you to experience life as a trainee solicitor in a fast-paced and creative international law firm. You’ll spend two weeks in two different practice areas, gaining first-hand experience under the supervision of associates and partners. We have up to 40 places in 2020 and the closing date for applications is 13 January 2020.

As we welcome both law students and non-law students onto our vacation scheme, we do understand that non-law students will not be as familiar with legal concepts and terminology. What we are looking for is commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn – to be able to assimilate and interpret information, ask questions and not be afraid to give something a go.

Upon completion of our summer vacation scheme, we will then invite successful candidates to join our our award-winning Training Contract. 

Training Contract

We have been recognised as being the 'Best Trainer' among large City firms. Our award-winning training combines our in-house Professional Skills Course with six-month seats in four different practice groups, including one contentious seat and one in our corporate or finance areas.

Our programme is recognised for the extent of partner contact available to trainees. You'll work closely with associates on high-quality work from the outset with client contact and secondment opportunities in their offices offered. Most importantly, regular support and feedback every step of the way ensures that your career goes in the direction you want it to. Through completion of the GDL (law conversion course), STEM students will join up with the rest of their intake on the LPC having studied the one year intensive law course, coming up to speed with the undergraduate lawyers.

Sponsorship

GDL (Law Conversion Course) and MA (LPC with Business - this is the vocational stage of training to be a solicitor) fees at BPP London sponsored. A maintenance grant is provided.