About Us

Live your ambition at Linklaters. Whatever career goals you have, as one of the world’s most prestigious law firms, we can help you to achieve them. We’re committed to maximising potential in all of our people. So, we’ll give you a training contract that plays to your strengths, plus a wealth of dedicated support – allowing you to develop a long and rewarding career in law.

Linklaters is the only firm to have market-leading teams across the globe covering a full range of practice areas. This, combined with the breadth of our client base (including leading financial institutions, governments and high-profile companies), sets us apart from our competitors. Our lawyers work on the most high-profile and complex work and are recognised as being leaders in their areas of practice.

One of our priorities is to create a truly inclusive culture. Our goal is to foster a working environment in which individual differences are respected and valued, and everyone has the opportunity to excel. This includes those who have a disability or long term health condition.

Linklaters supports programmes that raise awareness on the subject of disability and the workplace. For the last two years we have participated in OPEN careers event and are members of the Graduate Recruiters Disability Cafe Club. As part of our corporate social responsibility activities, we have built up a relationship with the Disability Law Service and have provided secondees as well as regular volunteers, through our London Litigation Department, to assist with the provision of free legal advice to people with disabilities.

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Did you know?

Being a global organisation means much more than having offices around the world. If we are to be the leading global law firm, we have to have a team that reflects the cultures and values of the communities and arenas in which we work

Accessibility Awards

2016: HR in Law Award:
Best HR innovation Through Technology - The Jam

2015: HR in Law Awards:
Excellence in Equality and Inclusion & Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative (over 750 employees)

2014: Responsible Business Awards:
Big Tick in the inspiring young talent category

Internship

  • Summer Vacation Scheme Our Summer Vacation Schemes are designed for penultimate-year students studying Law and non-law subjects at UK and Irish universities. We pay our vacation scheme students £400 per week during the schemes.

    Intake: June and July
    Length: Four weeks
  • Winter & Spring Vacation Scheme Our two-week Winter and Spring Vacation Schemes are open to final-year students and graduates (Law and non-law subjects). We pay our vacation scheme students £400 per week during the schemes.

    Intake: December and April
    Length: Two weeks
  • Pathfinder This two-day insight programme is a unique opportunity for first-year undergraduates studying any degree discipline at UK and Irish universities. For those studying for a four-year undergraduate degree, applications should be made in the second year of study.

    Intake: March
    Length: Two days

Graduate

  • Training Contract The Training Contract comprises four seats of six months each. This is so you have sufficient time to develop your skills and expertise in a particular area and to experience different stages of transactions.

    Intake: March and September
    Length: Two Years

Additional Opportunities

  • Brand Ambassadors – Brand ambassadors represent the firm at their university. They are responsible for organising events and promoting Linklaters and our opportunities on their campus.
  • China-London Training Contract – Linklaters is offering a unique opportunity for native Mandarin speaking UK undergraduates to be trained as England and Wales qualified lawyers before returning to China to embark upon an exciting career as a commercial lawyer in Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai. 
  • Pathfinder - This two-day insight programme is a unique opportunity for first-year undergraduates studying any degree discipline at UK and Irish universities. For those studying for a four-year undergraduate degree, applications should be made in the second year of study.

    To find out which programme is most suitable for you, please visit our website www.linklatersgraduates.co.uk

Tips for applying

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the differences Demonstrating your understanding of the differences between commercial and other areas of law. Having a good understanding of the business world and the issues affecting the firm and our clients
  • Show your research on the firm Showing your research on the firm, and highlighting what it is about it that attracts you and what makes it different from others
  • Think about what sets you apart Thinking about what sets you apart from other applicants and do not be afraid to sell yourself, so use a range of examples to highlight your skills and achievements

Your Plus

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Time management

Recruitment Adjustments

If you consider yourself to have a disability you should feel confident to disclose this at any point during the recruitment process. There may not be the need to disclose your actual disability as long as we can provide the right level of support based on the information you give us. If you are not sure what adjustments you require, or if they are needed, we will work with you to establish the most suitable adjustments at each stage of the recruitment process and beyond

Workplace Support

Where necessary the HR department may refer you to Occupational Health or the Health and Safety team who work closely to identify any adjustments required for each individual and will endeavour to ensure that any reasonable adjustments are made to meet your needs.

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