Global law firm Reed Smith has been ranked the highest law firm in TheJobCrowd’s Top 100 Companies For Graduates to Work For list 2016/2017 for the second year running. The firm has jumped six places to 15th in the larger intake list.

The rankings are based purely on graduate employee feedback covering questions on firm culture, training, work-life balance and career progression.

Lucy Crittenden, graduate recruitment manager, commented:

“We are delighted to consolidate our position as the top ranked law firm by The Job Crowd this year. We believe our open and diverse culture, as well as our development and training opportunities, are what continue to stand us out.”

When commenting on the best parts of working about Reed Smith, feedback included:

“The opportunities to be exposed to a wide range of legal areas, including working on cross-departmental teams and/or working for clients across a variety of industries (including secondment opportunities).” (Trainee, Reed Smith)

“The people are amazing; everyone is extremely welcoming and approachable. You have a lot of control of your training contract and the areas you would like to try. The pro bono and CSR opportunities are fantastic and extremely varied.” (Commercial disputes trainee, Reed Smith)

“Range of high profile work, responsibility and career development opportunities. Open door policy and very few signs of a hierarchical culture.” (Banking & finance trainee, Reed Smith)

“The best thing about the firm is the people, who are friendly, approachable and down to earth. In my team there is a lot of collaboration where knowledge sharing and opinions are valued - very refreshing.” (Learning and development professional, Reed Smith)

Training contract applications close 30 June 2016. See our website, graduate Facebook or Instagram pages for more information.


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About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm, with more than 1,800 lawyers in 26 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

For further information, please visit or contact Annabelle Price (senior corporate communications executive EME) on +44 (0)20 3116 3787.