PwC Legal is an exciting place to launch a legal career. With more than 2,500 lawyers in over 85 countries, the firm has one of the most extensive legal services network in the world. Although independent, the firm’s services are embedded within the powerful, multi-disciplinary capabilities and broad geographic footprint of a global professional services leader. Links to PwC mean it can offer clients rounded solutions incorporating multi-disciplinary advice.
Trainees will quickly gain practical, hands-on experience and develop lateral thinking skills as part of teams generating creative ways to tackle complex problems. The practice groups trainees can work in include mergers & acquisitions, banking, commercial litigation, commercial fraud, corporate structuring, employment, intellectual property & IT, pensions, real estate and tax litigation. There is also the opportunity to complete a seat in Dubai.
Internships & Placements
The firm’s three-week paid summer vacation scheme is a great way to find out how they work and gain valuable legal work experience. Students have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting, join the seminar and training programme and work directly alongside lawyers. The scheme is the firm’s principal route towards securing a training contract.
PwC Legal do not currently have an apprenticeship programme.
School Leaver Programmes
Salary & Benefits
You will be pleased to hear that PwC offer a good starting salary in line with the stature of the establishment. As a trainee you will enjoy 25 days of standard holiday per year as well as range of other benefits from private medical cover to graduate loans.
If we accept you for a legal training contract, you'll get a scholarship award to help with the costs of the Graduate Diploma in Law Course and the Legal Practice Course. If successful, we’ll pay your course and examination fees, and contribute substantially towards your living expenses. We make the payments in three equal instalments.
For the 2016/2017 academic year we’ll pay the following:
- Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL) – £7,000 plus fees
- Legal Practice Course (LPC) – £7,000 plus fees
We offer all our people an impressive reward package, including a competitive salary. The starting salary for Legal trainees was £39,000.
What you need to bring us:
We generally recruit two years in advance for trainee solicitors and therefore focus on penultimate year law students and final year non-law students. We can sometimes be flexible however and occasionally make offers commencing sooner than this. You’ll need to be on track for a 2:1 or above and have a UCAS tariff of at least 320 (or equivalent) with a keen interest in business law.
Please note PwC Legal principally recruits Trainees through our Summer Vacation Schemes. The next available scheme is the Summer Vacation 2017. All successful applicants from the 2017 scheme will be offered a Training Contract to join in 2019 or more usually 2020.
How To Apply
How to apply
We know that the skills and experiences you develop with us will stay with you throughout your legal career. So join us – we’ll help you reach your full potential. Visit the PwC careers website to submit your online application form.
Take the opportunity of a lifetime.