Shape a career without limits.

We are a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With an inclusive culture and innovative mindset, we deliver smarter, more creative legal services that drive better outcomes for our clients.

Ambitious and entrepreneurial graduates are rewarded at Reed Smith with a training programme that is supportive, challenging and exciting, offering unparalleled client and international secondments. Our unique culture, which allows trainees to turn passions into careers, is one of the reasons our lawyers remain with us for such a long time, moving seats, jobs roles and even countries, but sticking with the firm.

Take a look at our graduate brochure and website to see whether Reed Smith might be the place for you. 

Dates for your Diary

Vacation Scheme Applications 

Applications are now open. The deadline for our 2024 spring and summer Vacation Schemes is 8th January 2024 at 5pm GMT. Dates for the spring and summer vacation scheme are still TBC, however they are expected to take place in April and late June respectively. Confirmed dates will be communicated to successful applicants. You will be able to select your preference between our Spring and Summer Schemes.

First Year Scheme

Applications for our first-year schemes are now open. The deadline to apply is 12th February 2024 at 5pm GMT. Dates for this are also TBC and will be confirmed to successful applicants.

Open Days

Applications for our 2023 London Open Days have now closed.

Leeds Open Day

Apply to join our first Leeds office Open Day. You'll have the opportunity to hear about our London Trainee vacancies and talk to Partners and Trainees from our London Office. Additionally, you'll find out about our Leeds Office and how we drive innovation from there.

This event is intended for those living or studying within easy reach of Leeds who are interested in our London-based Training Contract. You'll also hear about Paralegal roles available in Leeds.

This event is by application only and will take place on 29th November. Applications close on 10th November at 5pm GMT. Apply online.

Here are some things our lawyers had to say about their time with Reed Smith:
Our culture is nurtured through prioritising collaboration as one of the key drivers of Reed Smith’s success, ensuring we have an inclusive environment, making sure the firm is fighting fit for the future and encouraging continuous feedback – what we are doing well and where we could do better.
From the moment I joined Reed Smith as a paralegal right up to now as an associate in the Real Estate Group, I have felt incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such supportive mentors. Not only has the group nourished me into who I am today but they have all genuinely cared about my development. Reed Smith is a great place to really develop into a tactful commercial lawyer with ample opportunity to contribute towards our client’s deals.