Graduate Opportunity

Training contract - September 2022

(2 year programme)

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About us

Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm. We work with clients in the world's most dynamic industries and help them succeed by advising on their businesses throughout their life cycle. Specialising in technology, media and communications, life sciences and private wealth, we act for 32 of the world's top 50 brands; some of the world's most exciting start-ups and unicorns; and some of the world's wealthiest families.

A diverse client base allows us to advise on more than just the law. We're a firm that encourages new ideas and different ways of doing things. Our experts play an essential role in advising clients on business growth and protection, while introducing them to new people, new markets and fresh perspectives that will help their businesses stand out and flourish.

Collaboration is key to our success. We recruit a wide range of students including those who haven't studied Law. 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.

We are Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing looks for trail blazing graduates - smart thinkers and ground breakers, who'll become the top legal minds of tomorrow's biggest industries.

Training programme

We have been recognised by LawCareers.Net for 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.

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 STEM discipline. 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.

Increasingly, our clients are in tech focused sectors and industries, which means an understanding of our clients' businesses is becoming more and more fundamental to the way most law firms work, automatically driving an rise in demand for STEM graduates. Having a genuine interest in, and understanding of your client's business is an important mechanism to building the relationship and the level and quality of service you can provide.

When and how to apply

Click the apply button to apply via our online application form. This year we're recruiting through our vacation scheme only for our 2022 training contract. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 13th, 2020
  • £40,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Maths

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