Top 30 Graduate Employers

When it comes to getting a graduate job, there’s a variety of firms who lead the way. These firms are the ones who are constantly on the lookout for fresh graduate talent and those eyeing up Universities as the source for their next batch of brilliant employees. This is obviously brilliant news if you’re a University graduate!

To help you out when you’re looking for your first graduate job, here’s our list of some of the hottest graduate employers right now, and profiles on every one of them to allow you to find the firm that’s perfect for you – based on location, industry, size or even niche qualifications or training that they offer.

Our helpful app gives you an overview of each employer, shows you what jobs they’re currently offering, provides helpful facts and figures about the company and even condenses all their social media links into one handy box so you don’t have to go searching around the internet.

As such, you can explore these firms that are offering a huge amount of graduate jobs in great detail, allowing you to make a sensible and informed decision about the graduate employers that you one day might like to work for.

Once you’ve found some firms that you like the look of, head over to our jobs page to see what jobs they have on offer, and find links to how you begin your application. Our helpful hints and tips can be found in the other sectors of this website – which will outline the best way to make your applications stand out from the crowd and sell you as best as is possible to the graduate employers you want to appeal to.

This list is a great starting point for finding a firm that will be perfect for you, and one that allows you to see the breadth of industry that different graduate employers offer – with the right application and the right research, the working world is your oyster and you can explore to a variety of fields to decide which one is where you’ll feel most at home. Take your time to fully discover all the different graduate employers on this list, because you never know where you’ll end up!

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

Unlike many law firms, DLA Piper is organised to provide clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property, plans for restructuring and tax. It has a comprehensive, award winning client relationship management programme and the brand is built upon local legal excellence and global capability.

DLA Piper has the following practice groups: Corporate, Employment, Finance and Projects, Intellectual Property and Technology, Litigation and Regulatory, Real Estate Restructuring, Tax.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

At Goldman Sachs, you will have many opportunities to make an impact. The unique perspectives that our people bring to the firm and their shared passion for working on projects of great global, economic and social significance, help drive progress and create results.


From your first day, you will be immersed in a collaborative environment with people of all levels who share the firm’s values. Nearly everyone – from our junior analysts to our most senior leaders – is actively involved in recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, because we recognise that a diverse workforce enables us to serve our clients most effectively and in the most innovative ways.

The diversity of talents and educational backgrounds in our people is crucial to our performance and business success. To that end, we are committed to an environment that values diversity, promotes inclusion and encourages teamwork.

Whatever your background or area of academic study, we value the intellect, personality and integrity of an individual. While an interest in and appreciation for finance is important, one’s personal qualities are key.


Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or championing electrification, we’re all about innovation. A career with us means creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.

As an apprentice, you’ll have every opportunity to get involved in our ground-breaking work. We believe that diverse ways of thinking make for ever better ideas. That’s why we give people with bold, curious minds the chance to be themselves. With us, you’ll have all the support and training you need to bring your fresh perspectives to pioneering the power that matters.

You’ll also collaborate with some brilliant minds. We have 54,500 people across more than 50 international offices. They’re hugely diverse – but all share the same curiosity and desire to innovate. So it’s unsurprising that every year we invest £1.4 billion in research and development, and file for more patents per year than any other company in the UK. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible is in our DNA.

If you want to help create innovative technology that helps solve some of our biggest environmental and societal challenges – and to achieve valuable qualifications along the way – we think you’ll love life with us.


The world is changing dramatically, and it is innovative companies like IBM who are driving this transformation.  For over 100 years, IBM has been at the forefront of technology creating innovative solutions and products that have changed the world in which we live. Working with IBM you’ll have unmatched opportunities to do meaningful work such as helping doctors develop personalized, more effective treatments for cancer,  improving energy production, easing traffic congestion and finding smarter ways to manage the world’s water supply.

PwC Careers

Our purpose – to build trust in society and solve important problems – has never felt more relevant. We bring our purpose to life through our focus on our clients, our people and the communities in which we live and work to address current and future challenges.

As one of the world’s leading professional services organisations and with 22,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount. Jobs of the future are likely to require new skills so investing in our people is central to our mission and inclusive culture. Whether it be empowering our people to learn new skills for the digital world, to reimagine the possible on how we work with clients, or to be open-minded on how we care for and support each other, we want to create an environment where our people can be the best they can be. This includes encouraging our people to explore different ways of working with ‘everyday flexibility’ allowing a better balance of work and life, and ‘dress for your day’, where you decide what’s appropriate given your daily responsibilities.

At PwC, graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what your degree or background, we have a range of roles where your impact matters. The breadth of our business is reflected in the breadth of our clients, meaning you’ll be building skills through a variety of work from day one.

We’re looking for talented graduates eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity and the ability to build strong relationships. You’ll develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment – in some business areas, this could mean working towards a professional qualification. Whatever the route you choose, hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored flexible benefits scheme.



Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP advises corporations, financial institutions and government entities around the world on their most complex, high-profile matters.

Close collaboration by our 1,700 attorneys in 50-plus practices across 22 offices has been key to helping clients succeed in today’s business environment. We aspire for our clients to find the experience of working with us to be as satisfying as the outcomes we generate.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is unique, both in its culture and its approach to law. Nationally acclaimed, with strong international capabilities, Irwin Mitchell is one of a few law firms to provide a diverse range of legal services to businesses and private individuals. It has a strong customer service culture and a high level of client retention.

The company has a group structure with Irwin Mitchell Holdings Limited sitting above Irwin Mitchell LLP and a number of subsidiaries. It has an established office network with presence in 14 UK locations having merged with southern law firm Thomas Eggar LLP in December 2015.

Personal Legal Services

The firm remains one of the leading personal injury and medical negligence litigation practices in the UK. It offers a wide range of services covering all the key injury types from road traffic accidents to product liability claims and serious head/spinal injury cases.

A comprehensive range of private client services are also provided, including a national family team with extensive experience in acting in complex financial disputes.

The firm provides will writing services for customers of major financial institutions and private individuals. In addition, it provides a national probate, contentious probate, public law and conveyancing service and is the UK’s leading court of protection practice.

Business Legal Services

The firm offers a wide range of commercial services. In recent years, it has significantly expanded its corporate, commercial litigation and real estate services.

Private Wealth

In May 2016 Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth was launched, combining the expertise of Berkeley Law, Berkeley Hurrell, Thomas Eggar and Irwin Mitchell under one single offering to clients.

Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth offers a wide range of specialist services for private clients including succession planning, tax, reputation protection, family and divorce, probate and estate administration and town and country property. It also advises business owners and executives on their personal business wealth including succession planning, tax, intellectual property, business law employment, commercial property and tax.

Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is a full service international commercial law firm and ranks amongst the top 100 global law firms.

We provide legal services to a wide variety of clients, in particular across our five global sectors of Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Services, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Real Estate. The firm work with clients including FTSE 100 and AIM listed companies, government departments and public sector institutions.

The firm employs nearly 3000 people worldwide, including around 1500 lawyers and 400 partners. The firm’s international footprint encompasses seven offices across Asia Pacific, two offices in the Middle East, five offices in continental Europe and one in Africa. The firm also has comprehensive coverage across each of the UK’s three legal jurisdictions.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Want to help tackle some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges? We’re a global company delivering billions of innovative products every year, helping boost the health of hundreds of millions worldwide. Join us and whatever role you’re  in – from scientific research to engineering, from sales to finance – you’ll help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Join 100,000 dedicated people in over 150 countries We’re looking for the next generation of bright, ambitious school leavers to help bring our healthcare products to even more people. Excited by the thought of an apprenticeship, internship or graduate role where you transform the lives of others, as well as your own?

We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers.

And also because it’s the right thing to do.


Welcome to RSM. As one of the largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms in the world, we help school leavers and graduates kick-start their career in business.

Whether you join us in audit, tax, consulting, risk advisory or accounting, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. We support organisations across a wide range of sectors, so you could be working with premier league footballers and tech start-ups one day, and charities and multinationals the next.

When you join RSM, you’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking. You’ll gain access to an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential, with personalised training that fits your goals and annual salary reviews. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

And with access to a global network spanning more than 120 countries, you’ll have a world of opportunity to build the career you want.

Gowling WLG

We’re a leading sector-focused international law firm. But we’re different. What sets us apart is a growing reputation for client experience, outstanding people and creative energy. You’ll find us in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the UK, focused on key global sectors including real estate, energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure and technology. We’re a firm with momentum, making bold moves in the international legal market, where we’ve significantly increased our footprint and capability. And we have an appetite for further international growth.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over 30 countries. We cover 99% of the world’s economy, working with companies, organisations and governments on issues of incredible scope and complexity. We’re a future forward business and the only one to have topped the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm ranking four times.

The world is changing, and we need to change with it. At A&O, our trainees can combine new ways of thinking with their knowledge of the evolving world to become lawyers of the future. Trainees who know they’re made for more can expect a rewarding experience that will help them cultivate a career that counts.

In each of their seats they’ll support associates and partners, with exposure to work that crosses departments and borders – in fact, 73% of the firm’s work involves two or more jurisdictions. Around 80% of trainees have the chance to spend six months in one of our 44 overseas offices, or on secondment to one of our various clientele – who include 87% of Forbes’ top 100 public companies.

We’re dedicated to challenging the status quo and leading the way in commercial law. We’re working to equip our people with the skills and knowledge they will need to operate and thrive in the legal landscape of the future. For trainees, this means an in-house training programme with flexibility and opportunity – like the chance to take a litigation course alongside their rotations.

Our people are talented and motivated and enjoy a supportive and collaborative environment. Around half of our trainees have a degree in a subject other than law – so whatever your academic background, we will help you develop into an exceptional lawyer of the highest possible standard.


Michelmores LLP is headquartered in Exeter, with offices in Bristol and London. We have a strong national and continuously growing international presence and offer specialist legal advice across a wide range of sectors.

Collaboration and team work are central to our strategy and our lawyers have access to high-quality work and clients, whatever their location. Our growing client base includes Santander, the Met Office, Greenland Group and Finnfund, to name a few.

We put a strong emphasis on home grown talent and retaining our trainee solicitors, who are central to our growth plans. Our trainees typically join us at our Exeter HQ and spend a period of their training in either Bristol or London, with the opportunity to qualify into any location. Operating as one Firm, we offer trainees a high level of responsibility and a supportive and inclusive training environment, where each individual is able to thrive.

Addleshaw Goddard

We are a premium international law firm with an exceptional breadth of services. Our reputation for outstanding quality is built upon long-term relationship investment and a deep understanding of client markets. This, together with our high-calibre expertise, straight-talking advice and collaborative team culture, means we are here for our clients, whenever and however they need us; from everyday queries to high-value strategic advice, we are proud of the consistently excellent, relevant and focussed service our people provide.

We are also proud to be an FT Innovative Lawyers Award winner, which recognises our pioneering approach to legal services. We call it our Intelligent Delivery approach, because it brings more efficiency, and more value, to our clients.

All professions need to change with the times. And we always consider what this means for the lawyers of tomorrow. We are constantly working on innovative ways for our staff to learn, develop and train.

Join us, and wherever you are based, you will work side-by-side with blue chip clients in a supportive-yet-challenging environment. This is a structured training programme, and it is designed with your future success in mind.

We have a broad client portfolio, which is testament to the strength and expertise of our people. It includes financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals.

We are a leading advisor to FTSE 100 companies and a market leader across:

  • corporate, commercial, finance and project, real estate and litigation business divisions;
  • specialist fields such as private capital;
  • energy, financial services, health and life sciences, real estate, retail and consumer, and transport sectors.


Nomura is a financial services group with an integrated global network in over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, we work to service the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through our four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking.

Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Asia, Nomura offers an inclusive, supportive and diverse working environment. Driven by the insights of over 27,000 people worldwide, we continuously put our clients at the centre of everything we do and deliver unparalleled access to, from and within Asia.

If you are keen to make an impact as part of a highly passionate, driven and diverse workforce, then Nomura could be a perfect fit for you. We offer numerous opportunities to support you in building a lasting career as a graduate in one of our three programmes:

  • Global Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Infrastructure (i.e. Compliance, Finance, Operations, Risk and Technology)


We are Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. We’re the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. We’re 10,000+ lawyers globally, 800+ in the UK and 40+ trainees a year. We’re a truly global, polycentric firm.  Working across 175+ locations in 70+ countries. Turning our ambitions into reality. Breaking tradition. Moving with innovation. Making the decisions that will take us from largest to leading. From now to next. We welcome people who are driven to challenge. To innovate and shape. We are the future of law.

Hogan Lovells

Introducing the firm

Meet the firm changing the game. Right now, Hogan Lovells lawyers are working worldwide on cases that shape legal precedent; projects that enable innovation for prestigious clients. And across 48 global locations, we’re doing it all seamlessly, as one team.

Types of work

When you’ve got the international reach we do, it means your work grabs headlines everywhere, and you’ll work with household-name clients on every continent. Plus, within a huge range of practice areas – corporate, finance, global regulatory, intellectual property, and litigation – you’ll learn from a diverse network of specialists. You’ll develop the agility to adapt with changing industries, discover the interests that drive you, and develop the commercial edge that sets us apart.

Opportunities on offer

Part of what makes us game-changers is our ability to stay ahead of the curve in a changing world. That’s why this year, for the first time, you’ll find not just traditional opportunities and training contracts, but various virtual opportunities to get to know the firm first, including virtual internships, insight events, webinars, workshops, law fairs and more.

For first-year students, our virtual insight events allow us to reach more widely than ever, with 100 places on offer in spring and summer. These events are packed with tailored workshops, presentations and interactive opportunities to help you find out more about life and work at Hogan Lovells. We’ll also give you top tips and advice on how to make your application for a vacation scheme or training contract stand out.

With the firm’s opportunities always highly regarded, it goes without saying that our vacation schemes – designed for penultimate and final-year students, as well as graduates – will be packed with insight and experience. What’s more, with around three quarters of trainee solicitors having taken part in a vacation scheme with us, it’s fair to say you’ll get a lot from it. You’ll delve into key practice groups, get to grips with legal research, meet the team – and imagine your future at Hogan Lovells.

But what will that future look like? Each year, we take on up to 50 graduates (from law and non-law degree subjects) as trainee solicitors. Here’s how it works: on a two-year training contract, you’ll do four six-month seats across our different practice areas. Plus, for one of those seats, you’ll have the chance to apply for an international or client secondment. You’ll also have hands-on support and the expert guidance you need.

Simmons & Simmons

We’re a truly international firm, with truly international reach. Every day, our expert teams across Europe, the Middle East and Asia come together to work on our client’s toughest commercial challenges. Our lawyers are sector specialists so they’re experts in the areas that matter most to everyone’s future – from healthcare and technology to the financial forces that power our world.

We’re reimagining what a career in law looks like. It’s all part of our long-term strategy to change the way we work, so we can deliver smarter solutions – to our people and our clients. It means that when you join our firm, you’ll discover so much more than the practice of law. We’ll give you all the experiences you need to become a business leader of the future.

Dechert LLP

Dechert is a global specialist law firm. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel in delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters.

In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence. We are relentless in serving our clients – delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

Our lawyers in London are active in all Dechert’s core practice areas of corporate and securities, financial services and investment management, finance and real estate, financial restructuring, white collar defence, international arbitration, complex commercial litigation and intellectual property, as well as employment, international trade and EU government affairs, EU and UK competition and tax.

Our clients include major corporates, international banks, investment funds, private equity houses and leading players in sectors including energy and natural resources, life sciences, manufacturing, media, real estate, retail and insurance sectors.

In addition to domestic and international transactions, our lawyers regularly advise on deals in the emerging markets, in particular central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Recognised for its sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as for its outstanding team of legal professionals, Akin Gump is a global law firm with 20 offices and more than 1,000 lawyers advising across a wide range of practices and industries.

The firm is well known for its commercial approach and its commitment to client service. With its visionary leadership, the firm has made a swift rise to the top of the profession.

Akin Gump’s London office is the hub of the firm’s international offices, practising at the top of its markets.  The firm’s clients range from corporations and financial institutions to foreign governments and individuals.

The core strengths on which the office is founded include:. financial restructuring, corporate and equity capital markets, private equity, debt finance, project finance, energy, litigation and international arbitration, financial services regulatory, investment funds, international trade, EU competition and tax

An important part of Akin Gump’s culture is its commitment to pro bono.  Trainees are encouraged to take part in local and firm-wide pro bono committees, including a unique scholarship programme.  The firm has an inclusive working culture and actively supports a broad diversity strategy for its continued success.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

We are Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. If you’re looking for the most invigorating and inspiring start to your career in law, there’s no other firm quite like us.

BCLP is where 1,400 talented lawyers in 31 offices around the globe come together to provide clear, connected legal advice to high profile clients in every time zone. Unlike many other global law firms, we are truly one firm with one profit pool, rather than a Swiss Verein.

It’s where cutting-edge technology meets true thought leadership and where everyone from the newest trainee to the most senior partner contributes to a culture that’s friendly, supportive and hugely rewarding.

If you share our progressive attitude and fresh-thinking approach, BCLP is where your ambition meets the future of law.

There’s any number of reasons to choose BCLP. And you’ll discover many more over the following pages. But wherever you join us, you’ll also find that:

We give you exposure to high-profile clients

We work with household names like Deliveroo, Nike, Goldman Sachs, Heathrow, EDF, BT, Deutsche Bank, Tesco and eBay. And you will too. In some cases, you might even have the chance to spend time with them on a client secondment.

We’re big on technology and innovation

We were the first major law firm to use AI, and we’ve won the Legal Week AI Innovation Award two years running. We were also the first firm to use Predictive Coding (a form of machine learning) in a case that went to trial in the High Court. Our commitment to technology also allows our lawyers to focus on exciting work rather than being bogged down in document reviews.

We team our trainees up with partners

Every new trainee is allocated a partner mentor to help them find their feet and offer support and guidance throughout their training contract.

We have an outstanding reputation 

Our Real Estate Finance team, for instance, is ranked Tier 1 by both Legal 500 and Chambers. And the firm as a whole has earned a top 20 spot in The Lawyer UK 200 rankings.

We provide an open platform for growth

It’s something everyone at BCLP benefits from. But when you’re just starting out, we work particularly hard to strike the perfect balance between real responsibility and the support you need to develop and grow.

We offer a tremendous variety of work 

The breadth of clients we work with and the range of projects we undertake present countless challenges, countless opportunities and countless industries to immerse yourself in.

  • Named ‘Private Client Team of the Year 2019’ at the Legal Business Awards
  • 4X Winners for Legal Innovation – ‘Leader in Law Firm Innovation’ (, 2018), ‘#1 Most Innovative Law Firm’ (Legal Business, 2017), ‘World’s Most Innovative Law Firm’ (ILTA, 2014) ‘World’s Most Innovative Law Firm’ (ILTA, 2011)
  • 40% of the Fortune 500 rely on us to support their business goals and protect their interests
  • Named ‘Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year 2019’ at the Legal Business Awards
  • We represent 30 of the top 50 banks in the world

Paul Hastings

The Firm: With lawyers serving clients from 21 worldwide offices, Paul Hastings provides a wide range of services across Europe, Asia and the US.

Who we are: We are client-focused professionals with a commercial mindset and a collaborative approach to delivering value in everything we do. We work with the organisations who get the most value from our high quality, premium advice.  We combine business acumen, industry knowledge and deep legal expertise.  We think and act creatively and proactively to meet the needs of our clients.

As well as being client-centric, we are people-centric.  We value each individual and their unique perspective.  Paul Hastings is not for the hierarchical or the entitled.  It is for the inclusive, creative and entrepreneurial.  We hire smart people from diverse backgrounds who are the right fit for our collegial, client-centric and future-focused culture.

Main Areas of Work: Our London office focuses on Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and Private/Credit Funds.  There are also opportunities to gain experience in other practice specialisms, including Real Estate Finance, Securitisation, Corporate and Structured Finance, Tax, Payment Systems, Financial Services and Regulation, FinTech, Privacy and Cyber Security, Employment, Litigation and Corporate Crime.

What we do: We advise clients on matters that are of the highest value to them.  We help them maximise opportunities, create and protect value, and nimbly manage risk in a dynamic, uncertain marketplace.

We always play to our strengths. We don’t offer ‘products’ or ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions. Each client is unique and each challenge demands a tailored approach. We can deliver creative solutions because we are leaders in our chosen practices and industry sectors.

How we do it: We pride ourselves on the strong relationship we develop with our clients. We invest time in understanding their businesses and what it takes to make them even more successful.

We encourage and reward entrepreneurial flair, original thought and new ideas. Our people have the confidence, experience and expertise to question one another as we look to continually sharpen our thinking and the solutions we offer our clients. We empower our people to deliver those solutions and because of this, our teams can move mountains to provide exceptional client service.

Clyde & Co

About us 

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding international law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500 legal professionals and 4,000 staff in over 50+ offices across six continents. We deal with a wide range of corporate and commercial legal work across a range of practice areas, namely: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade and insurance. We are one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth. In the UK we have offices in Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Oxford, Guildford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

What we offer 

As an apprentice you will deal with various individuals and groups and will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the- job experience.

You’ll receive 20% one day per week for study time (20% off-the-job learning), a competitive full-time salary and a full benefits package including; 25 days holiday, contributory pension scheme, travel season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, dental insurance, holiday purchase, gym membership and more. You will also receive comprehensive support from your supervisor, partner, HR mentor and apprenticeship trainer throughout the programme.

You’ll earn a salary, the firm will fund the full cost of your studies and you’ll quickly be on your way to a debt-free career in law.


Roles open for application on Tuesday 1st October.

At RPC, you can be you. In an environment that’s real. Strikingly real.

If you value character over conformity, the unique over the uniform, and ambition over apathy, let’s talk.

For us, success comes from building real-life relationships. Real-life relationships with our clients as much as our people. And it comes from thinking creatively to achieve the best commercial solutions. We thrive in an environment that’s collaborative, forward-thinking and where you’re free to express your personality. An environment that allows you to make the most of your strengths.

Our lawyers are market leaders. Our clients are often household names. And together we achieve award-winning results. Results that have seen RPC regularly voted amongst the best for commercial advice.

Our business is built on mutual respect and trust. That’s where you come in. From day one, you’ll have contact with our Partners; you’ll have contact with clients; and you’ll be given real responsibility. As a Trainee, you could be assisting with large-scale global disputes, or offering business-critical commercial advice.

But you won’t be left to fend for yourself, you’ll receive first-rate training. You’ll be able to develop your skills and you’ll be encouraged to use your creativity to solve complex problems. We’re agile and flexible, and that’s reflected in our approach to our Trainees. You can choose to spend time in a wide variety of practice areas supporting a range of dynamic sectors. And not just in London, with training contracts, placements and schemes on offer in Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore, too.

We also offer alternative routes into law. No matter what stage you are in your life, our apprenticeship scheme in Bristol will help build the foundations of your career with the training and support you’ll need to excel.

So if you’re a creative thinker who wants a career in a firm that values personality as much as professionalism, we want to hear from you.


At Fieldfisher, people are vital to our success. Our clients choose us for our expertise, our understanding, and our insight. Without the support and fresh perspectives of our Trainees and Apprentices, this would not be possible.

But it’s not just about providing award winning, cutting edge advice, it’s about our relationships with our clients and with each other – we pride ourselves on our Fieldfisher community. We are a caring, sharing bunch with huge numbers involved in Corporate Responsibility. We promote inclusiveness and diversity, encourage innovation and endorse collegiality every step of the way.

Our offering is unique. Yes, our people get to work with some amazing clients like the BBC or may be seconded to one of our international offices, but they will also work with some incredible people who are industry experts in their field.

With Trainees and Apprentices based in our Birmingham, London and Manchester offices, our network is made up of hard-working, diligent and professional employees.

We believe in giving our Trainees and Apprentices maximum exposure and a variety of experience, which is essential if they are to become the lawyer of tomorrow and be a trusted advisor to our clients. We encourage all Fieldfisher employees to bring their real selves to work, so there’s a place for every background, interest and degree discipline at our firm. We have a number of programmes and opportunities available for students who are interested in a career in law.

Whether you’re in school, or in your first or final year of University, we have something for you.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

We are the UK’s only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries around the world.

An actuary is someone who works within the business and financial sector.  They use their great mathematics, statistical, probability, modelling, numerical and problem solving skills to model and predict the risk before business decisions are made.

If you love maths and want a career where you use your mathematical skill every day then becoming an actuarial professional might be for you.

You can either work towards becoming an actuary or a Certified Actuarial Analyst which is a technical, support professional.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) came into being on 1 August 2010. It is the UK’s only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries based both in the UK and internationally

At a Special General Meeting held on 25 May 2010 voting members of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland and the Institute of Actuaries voted in favour of a merger of the two bodies

The Queen in Council granted an amendment to the Royal Charter of the Institute of Actuaries in terms that converted it to the Charter for the IFoA.  The assets, liabilities and membership rights of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland were transferred on that same day to the IFoA and the Royal Charter of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland surrendered.

Under our Royal Charter we have a duty to put the public interest first

We represent and regulate over 28,000 members worldwide for the benefit of the outside world and oversee their education at all stages of qualification and development throughout their careers.  By joining the IFoA, members are making a personal commitment to high standards of education, competence and integrity.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is a unique organisation to work for

We are the UK’s only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries. Our members are based both in the UK and internationally.  We represent and regulate members and oversee education at all qualifying stages as well as providing continuous professional development throughout their careers.

We recruit people from a wide range of disciplines

We offer careers in a wide range of disciplines.  If your job application is successful, you will be working in one of our five Directorates:

  • Chief Executive’s Office
  • Engagement and Learning
  • General Counsel
  • Operations
  • Public Affairs and Research.

We have a generous compensation package

We offer competitive salaries and benefits.  Example benefits include a generous employer pension contribution, healthcare, enhanced holiday provision, professional development opportunities and much more.

We offer learning and career development opportunities

We take learning and development seriously and have a structured performance development process which captures key objectives and individual development needs, as well as career development ambitions.

Osborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. We’ve grown rapidly, with 26 global offices and we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can be applied almost anywhere.

The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead.

Like any private practice, legal expertise is at the heart of everything we do. But what makes us distinctive? For a start, you can expect to get involved in truly fascinating work. The variety of our deals and the diversity of our clients provide an exciting and immersive commercial framework.

This is a firm where fresh ideas (and the confidence and conviction to see them through) are highly prized, and we’re never afraid to take a view. It is also firm with a coherent commercial vision, with a clear direction, supported by a compelling sense of purpose and identity. Put simply, we’re going places. And you can put our positive, can-do attitude down to sustained success, in terms of both profile and performance.

Finally, there’s our culture. When we asked our recent recruits what attracted them to us, they used words like ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’. To our clients we are ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Founded 41 years ago with a commitment to building a different kind of law firm, Crowell & Moring LLP today is a vibrant international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters together with a market leading expertise in Government contracting.

We are continually recognized for our work representing leading companies and our ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With approximately 550 lawyers and 450 professional consultants and support staff based in the United States, Brussels and London, and consultancy operations in Shanghai and Singapore, our firm is ambitious and growing, and our London office is central to the firm’s strategic plans.

We have a broad range of practice groups in London, including international dispute resolution, corporate, finance, energy and infrastructure, restructuring and insolvency, insurance and international trade.

A significant amount of the work that we do has an international flavour, which is reflective of the broad range of clients for whom we act and our office network. Our partners are well-recognised leaders in their fields, and as a trainee, you will get the chance to work with all of them during your training contract.

The Crowell & Moring culture is one of collaboration, inclusion, encouragement and excellence. Moreover, it really is a great place to work, with a team of people who genuinely enjoy what they do and like the people they practise law with.

We are a very diverse group (over 50% female in London, for example) and we are extremely keen to not only maintain but to improve this balance. Our commitment to pro bono work is well-recognised, and you’ll be encouraged to get involved right from the start of your career with us. We are one of only very few firms that include pro bono hours in your overall hours target at the firm on qualification.

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