We’re looking for innovative and entrepreneurial people who are brimming with enthusiasm and passion for what they do. You’ll need a pragmatic outlook and commercial awareness as our clients rely on our business brains as much as our legal expertise.
As a trainee, you represent our future. Naturally we want to see you succeed, so we’ll do all we can to help develop your career.
Your development programme will be tailored around your skills, interests and aspirations. You’ll experience real client work and responsibility from an early stage, because it’s the best way to learn and develop as a lawyer.
As you learn, you’ll benefit from the expert advice of some of the industry’s most forward thinking lawyers. You can join in our thriving, outside-work social life. Most valuable of all, you’ll have the chance to flourish and establish your career in an innovative, outstanding law firm.
We look for trainees with good A-level grades of at least ABB and a minimum 2.1 in your undergraduate degree, or a minimum of a commendation if you’ve taken a GDL or LPC. We understand your studies require not just dedication but also money, so we’ll pay for your course fees if you haven’t yet completed your LPC.
Remember, you must have completed our vacation scheme to be considered for our training contract.
How do I apply?
As we hire trainees directly from our vacation schemes, you need to be an undergraduate or postgraduate student who can start a training contract with us within two years.
Applications for our summer 2019 vacation scheme are now open and closes on 31 January 2019. After an initial screen successful candidates will be invited to complete an online assessment. Following the online assessment we will review your results and application again before short listing for an assessment day at either our London or Cambridge office on: 12, 13, 18 and 19 February 2018. Location for each date to be confirmed.
We hope to get back to you in mid-February and finalise your placement dates as soon as possible.
Vacation scheme dates are: fortnight one – Monday 10 June until Friday 21 June and fortnight two – Monday 24 June until Friday 5 July.
Graduate Recruitment Open Evening
If you’re looking for an insight in to the work we do and types of clients we work with, along with some hints and tips on completing your application form, then join us on 22 November 2018 at our open evening.
If you have any questions, give us a call on +44 (0)1223 423444 or email email@example.com
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Our vacation schemes – your route to joining us
The vacation scheme is a fantastic opportunity to get a first-hand experience of what it will be like to work at Taylor Vinters. It may only be two weeks, but it will be an intense and exciting period of discovery – for you and for us. You’ll find out about the work we do, the type of clients we work with and most importantly, how we do it.
We’ll find out what interests and motivates you, and whether you’re a Taylor Vinters sort of person. We appreciate and nurture personalities and individual talent, yet we also look for people who share and contribute. We make great things happen when we collaborate, both with each other and with our clients.
It’s not all hard work: there’ll be social events too, where you can get to know us better. It’s a concentrated, stimulating couple of weeks, giving you a clear idea of our environment and opportunities.
The vacation scheme runs during June and July and lasts for two weeks. You’ll spend time in two different departments, in our Cambridge and London offices and you’ll team up with our trainees, associates and partners to get hands-on with real client work.
We offer up to 20 places each year, and hire trainees directly from our vacation schemes. To be considered you must be able to start a training contract within two years.
Applications for our summer 2019 vacation scheme will open during the autumn of 2018.
Your training contract is the launch pad for your career with us.
A training contract with us means you’ll benefit from the knowledge and advice of some of the brightest minds in the business, as you work alongside them and share their inspiration. You’ll have responsibility for your own work, high levels of autonomy and regular client contact. As well as gaining experience of the law in action, you’ll see how we operate at Taylor Vinters, and enjoy the same support and friendliness you experienced when you first met us.
You’ll also discover why there’s more to the job than technical excellence. Communication and commercial awareness are vital; it’s important we understand our clients’ objectives, and explain why our solutions will work for them, in the way they feel most comfortable with. This approach of focus, collaboration and innovation is what drives our business and makes it so successful.
During your two year programme, you’ll complete four seats in different legal disciplines, in our Cambridge and London offices, to help you decide which aspects of the law interest you most. During your training contract, you’ll also complete your Professional Skills Course (PSC), which we’ll pay for.
If you’ve impressed us during your vacation scheme, you could have the opportunity to work with us as a paralegal before you begin your training contract. It’s a very useful head start to your legal career.