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Jones Day

About Jones Day

One Firm Worldwide

As a truly global law firm, Jones Day lawyers enjoy an exciting career, alongside more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices and 18 different jurisdictions. New lawyers have the opportunity to be involved in demanding and complex matters, advising multinational clients encountering globalized challenges. The Firm is distinguished by the seamless collaboration of a true partnership; a singular tradition of client service; and shared professional values.

Non-Rotational Training Contract

Our distinctive training contract structure is integral to our culture and success and the benefits are felt at every level. In the absence of a rigid seat-system, trainees have the flexibility to mould their career from the earliest opportunity and enjoy a high level of responsibility. Trainees are never held back by set ‘trainee’ tasks or have to drop an interesting case or deal to move on to another department. This aids strong client bonds and opportunities to assist on all aspects of a transaction.

Vacation Schemes

A two-week vacation scheme is the ideal opportunity to discover whether our distinctive way of training suits you. During a scheme you will work on real, client matters, join group exercises and interactive workshops. The very nature of the scheme also helps to determine your suitability to our distinctive way of training, and each individual is encouraged to really consider whether it is right for them.


Our work placement schemes over the Winter, Spring and Summer vacations are the route to our way of training.

Apply online with a cover letter and CV. If successful, you will be invited to an assessment day at our London office.

Find out more before you apply using the videos and advice below. Come and meet us at Bright FESTIVAL or Diverse Legal Leaders to find out if we might be the right Firm for you.

Virtual Work Experience

We have teamed up with Forage to create a free, open access programme that will allow you to step into the shoes of a Jones Day, London trainee and try your hand at realistic work, all through the lens of our non-rotational training contract. Further details on how to register can be found in the Live Opportunities section.

Live opportunities