Training Contract London 2024
Our trainees learn through an immersive hands-on experience, working side by side with senior practitioners on high-profile transactions and disputes. You will be integral to our team and take on early responsibility.
Choose to sit within the financial restructuring, corporate/M&A, energy, finance, financial regulatory, funds/investment management, litigation/arbitration, competition or tax practice areas. An England and Wales qualified senior lawyer supervises you, and you’ll receive many opportunities to work with lawyers in multiple jurisdictions. Seats can be tailored to durations of six or three months across the two-year training programme to provide a breadth of experience. In addition, you may take advantage of tailored international secondment opportunities.
We recruit up to a maximum of 6 trainees each year and therefore seek deep-thinking, motivated individuals keen to take on early responsibility in fast-paced, sophisticated client matters.
Applicants must have a strong and consistent academic record and be on track for, or have obtained, a 2:1 degree at minimum. You’ll need to demonstrate you are solution-driven and interested in fast-paced business law.
You’ll need to demonstrate intellectual curiosity and be a team player who enjoys seeking commercial solutions in an immersive learning environment.
Successful candidates take an online critical thinking assessment to be considered for an interview with our graduate recruitment panel. After interviewing, the final stage will include practical written assessments.
Tell us in your own words what attracts you to Akin Gump and how our practices and client focus match your own commercial interests and career aspirations. (Don’t waste the application word count telling us facts we already know about our firm.)