Your seats: you will have the opportunity to experience one or two practice areas of your choice. Whichever scheme you choose, you’ll have an experienced supervisor, and be integrated into a team and assigned to live projects. You’ll also have a trainee buddy who will act as an informal guide – you can catch up with them at any point, and ask any questions.
Assessment and sessions: alongside your seats, you will have the opportunity to attend various sessions to improve your legal and business skills. These include a pro bono exercise and a variety of workshops, covering topics such as negotiation expertise, cultural intelligence, presentation skills, and business development. These sessions, alongside feedback from your seats, will allow the Graduate Recruitment Team and other people from across the business to assess your suitability for becoming a Reed Smith Trainee.
Getting to know us: throughout the vacation scheme, you will get to experience the real culture of our firm through informal, relaxed socials alongside our trainees. This will give you a chance to really gain a deeper insight into each person’s path to Reed Smith, allowing you to get to know fellow team members and begin to network and build your own profile.
Salary: you will receive a weekly salary of £376.25.
- Career changers
- Graduates who have completed their GDL/LPC
- Penultimate and final year law and non-law undergraduates
We take a holistic view of your application and require you to have a 2.1 in any degree discipline (please inform us of mitigating circumstances).
As a fully inclusive employer, we recognise that there may be circumstances which prevent you from participating in a vacation scheme. If this is relevant to you, please contact us directly for a confidential discussion.