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Reed Smith is a global law firm, with more than 1,800 lawyers in 26 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.
The firm represents leading international businesses, from FTSE 100 corporations to dynamic mid-market and emerging enterprises. Our lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services, regulatory counsel, and legal advice on the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, advertising, technology and media, shipping, real estate, manufacturing, and education.
For students and graduates interested in a career as a solicitor in the City we offer a number of opportunities.
Training contracts: we are looking for exceptional trainees to contribute to our future growth in the London office and offer first-rate work in an informative, challenging and busy atmosphere where your contribution counts from day one. Trainees undertake four seats of six months’ duration and you will be able to choose from a wide range of disciplines as well as international and client secondments. Applications for training contracts open on 1st November. Click here to apply.
Summer vacation scheme: our summer vacation scheme is an excellent opportunity for you to experience life at Reed Smith and find out what it takes to be a Reed Smith lawyer.
The scheme runs twice each year and there are twelve spots on each scheme which take place in June and July. Once on the scheme, you will have the opportunity to experience two mini-seats in our wide variety of practice areas, plus take part in a range of skills sessions and social activities. You will also be offered the opportunity to interview for a training contract with us. The scheme is aimed at penultimate and final year law students and final year non-law students.
Since 2013 we have offered five places on our summer vacation scheme to candidates with disabilities. Applications open on 1st November. Click here to apply.
Open days: our open days are targeted at both undergraduates and graduates and are one-day events designed to help you develop your overall business awareness and learn more about a career in law. We will give you hints and tips on our recruitment process and you will have the opportunity to see if you think you could be a Reed Smith Lawyer.
Applications open on 1st November. Click here to apply.
Every year we visit a wide range of universities across the UK and we also hold a number of events for students and graduates at our offices.
University law fairs (Autumn Term)
We visit the following universities:
In partnership with GoThinkBig, we will be running a number of “Insight into City law sessions” for young people interested in a career in law. These half day opportunities will include a number of talks and sessions aimed at providing attendees with a greater understanding of the route into a career in law and also the different areas of law available from Media to Private Equity.
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A key aspect of our diversity and inclusion programme focuses on attracting and recruiting candidates with disabilities. We realise that disability affects every aspect of business – employees, clients, markets, suppliers and stakeholders – and we understand that being a disability-smart organisation is a facilitator for increased productivity and effectiveness. We want to emphasise that jobs for disabled candidates are both available and achievable at the top of the legal profession.
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