We offer all our trainee solicitors broad-based training in a fast-moving and challenging environment. You can expect to be doing fulfilling and relevant work from the start.
What we're looking for
We recruit strong graduates capable of developing expert legal skills and commercial acumen. Intelligence and common sense are a prerequisite (we look for excellent 'A' levels and a strong 2:1 or first), but more importantly we look for well-rounded individuals who will fit in well.
Our trainee solicitors are outgoing, articulate team-players who are willing to work hard when called upon and genuinely interested in progressing their careers. We aim to recruit people who will stay with the firm, and therefore seek candidates who have a long-term interest in Bird & Bird and the sectors and areas of legal practice we focus on.
What we offer
Our trainees take on responsibility from day one and enjoy varied and challenging work for industry-shaping clients. Although the work you will do will be hard, we take pride in the knowledge that our environment is genuinely friendly and stimulating.
If you become a trainee with us, you will be given the chance to excel.
How to apply
Want to know more?
> The application process
> Meet us at a law fair
> Salaries and financial assistance for trainees
> Trainee learning and development
> Pro bono and volunteering opportunities
> Diversity and inclusion