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University is an education in the broadest sense. Our University section will enable you to make the most of your time at University and take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you.
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In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
Managing Your Disability
The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
Profiles / Stories
It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
Baker McKenzie believes that diversity within the Firm makes us stronger and that all our people in all offices deserve respect, protection from harassment in the workplace, support and equal treatment. No-one should be put at a disadvantage, professionally, financially or socially, on the basis of who they are.
Baker McKenzie is a leading global law firm based in over 75 locations in nearly 50 countries. With a presence in nearly all of the world’s leading financial and commercial centres, our strategy is to provide the best combination of local legal and commercial knowledge, international expertise and resources. Our trainee solicitors are a vital part of that strategy, exposed to the international scope of the firm from the moment they start. There is also the possibility of an overseas secondment, recent secondees have spent time in Brussels, Moscow, Sydney, Singapore, Johannesburg and Hong Kong.The Firm provides equal opportunities to all suitably qualified applicants and employees without regard to person’s sex, marital or registered civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, age or disability. All conditions of service, including pay and employee benefits, training, transfer and promotion opportunities, as well as general career development, apply on a fair and equal basis. If you consider yourself to have a disability or a health condition, we want to reassure you that any information you share with us will be treated in the strictest confidence. Our aim is to provide you with as much help and support as possible.
Way back in 1948, two successful lawyers, Russell Baker & John McKenzie, shared a taxi ride home from work. They shared a vision – to create a truly global law firm, staffed by experienced and talented local lawyers with equal partnership rights. From this meeting, Baker McKenzie was born.
What’s the difference between a good law firm and an outstanding law firm? Its people. As a truly global law firm, we pride ourselves on the excellence and the diversity of our people; diversity through their perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, experience. To be successful; to give our clients the best possible service means we need to draw on the rich melting pot of talent our diverse workforce has to offer.
2016: Senior Inclusion & Diversity Manager Justine Thompson named Stonewall Ally of the Year 2016.2016: Baker McKenzie named Stonewall Global Diversity Champion.2016: Ranked one of the UK’s most LGBT-friendly employers in the annual Workplace Equality Index for the 5th year running.
“Everyone's got a stellar application by the time we get to interviews; they're all academically brilliant, they've done well at university and they've got a whole range of extra-curricular activities. What we're trying to work out in an interview is who you really are. The interviews I really enjoy are the ones where people are confident enough to be themselves.”- KAREN GUCH, Corporate Partner, Trainee Partner and member of the Graduate Recruitment Panel
The firm strives to enable trainees to be the best they can be. We are looking for trainees who are stimulated by intellectual challenge and respect and enjoy the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the firm. Effective communication skills, together with the ability to be creative and practical problem solvers, team players and to have a sense of humour, are qualities which will help them stand out from the crowd.
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Your Training Contract will start with a two-week induction programme to equip you with the skills you'll need to start making an immediate contribution.You can expect department-specific training and, throughout your Training Contract, you'll be able to call on the personal and professional support of our Graduate Recruitment and Development team.
Training Contract 2018, Trainee SolicitorsDuring your two-year Training Contract, you'll spend six months in four key practice areas, referred to as "seats". In each seat you'll have a supervisor who acts as your work provider and mentor, and a Trainee Partner who is responsible for overseeing your progress. We believe it is important for all trainees to gain broad experience. Trainees regularly participate in a range of tasks including drafting, researching, attending meetings and proof-reading. The Firm's clients span a wide spectrum of industries, and the group encourages its trainees to develop a knowledge of specific industry sectors.Our seat rotation policy ensures you experience at least three distinct areas of law, including Contentious Law. A number of departments offer contentious experience, including Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property and EU, Competition & Trade.Corporate work is at the heart of the Firm and all Trainees are required to complete six months in our Corporate department during their Training Contract. The Graduate Recruitment and Development team will discuss your interest in particular departments, which is considered in-line with business needs. Midway through each seat, you'll have an informal review to discuss your progress and development. At the end of each seat, there'll be a more formal evaluation with a Trainee Partner who will provide feedback on your progress and experience.All Trainees have the opportunity to apply for a three-month secondment to one of our international offices. Recent locations include Singapore, Moscow, Hong Kong, Brussels, Sydney and Johannesburg. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and in-line with the needs of the business and SRA regulations. Depending on client needs, we're also able to offer Trainee secondments to in-house legal teams with a variety of our clients. This will give you the chance to deepen your knowledge and skills, and gain a better understanding of their perspective.