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Trainee Solicitor

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
  • Entry Requirements: 2.1 or above, 320 UCAS
  • Salary: First year trainee salary: £43,000. Second year trainee salary: £47,000
  • Deadline: 30/06/2020
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A career without limits

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.

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. Our belief is that by delivering smarter and more creative legal services, we will not only enrich our clients' experiences with us, but also support them in achieving their business goals.

Our long-standing relationships, international outlook, and collaborative structure makes us the go-to partner for the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

First year trainee salary: £43,000

Second year trainee salary: £47,000

NQ salary: £75,000

Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for candidates to be on target for or have achieved a 2.1 or above degree (or the equivalent). This can be in any discipline. We are also looking for you to demonstrate that you have the skills and behaviours which would expect from our trainees and these are as follows:

Legal Skills Practice Skills and Knowledge - learns the basics

Research and Analysis - approaches research and analysis logically

Written and Oral Communication Skills - communicates clearly and concisely; is a good listener


Developing Self and Others - actively makes use of opportunities to further own development

Teamwork and Collaboration - works co-operatively with colleagues

Business Skills

Leadership - understands Reed Smith's strategy, values and policies

Matter and Financial Management - manages own time commercially


Client Relationships - seeks to understand and meet client needs

Business Development - builds knowledge of the firm's capabilities and establishes relationships

When and how to apply

Applications for a Training Contract can be made by applying for a Vacation Scheme. Applications open on 3rd October 2019.

Find out more and apply here.

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