What you'll do
Our work placement scheme will show you what it's like to be a trainee with us and will give you valuable insight into our rare and distinctive non-rotational Training System. It's also the best way to secure a training contract with us as we expect to recruit all our trainees from candidates who attend our Winter, Spring and Summer placement schemes.
Types of work
On our scheme, you will either share an office with another person on the scheme or sit in a "hub" with several other people on the scheme. You will have your our own email address and phone number. You can take work from any department at any time and from any lawyer, which means that you have the flexibility to see a wide range of practices and to meet lots of people within the Firm. We want you to be involved in real work, not just a series of workshops and seminars (although you will have the opportunity to participate in a negotiation skills workshop and a business development exercise during the scheme). In terms of the work you will carry out, you can expect to be involved with research, drafting, preparing documents, client meetings, and visits to court.
You will also have plenty of opportunity to come to know people in the Firm on a social level as we organise lunches, dinner, drinks, and sporting events. If you have a place on our December placement scheme, you will be invited to our Christmas drinks, and if you attend our Summer placement scheme, you will have the chance to join in our annual Summer party. Head to our website to learn more about the Jones Day way of training and find out whether it's for you.