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CMS Cameron McKenna
- Trainee starting salary: London - £37,500, Bristol - £32,000, Aberdeen and Edinburgh - £22,500
- Number of training contracts: up to 60; Number of Vacation placements: up to 60
- Degrees sought: undergraduate, minimum class of degree required: 2:1
- Where to apply: http://graduates.cms-cmck.com/
- Closing date (training contracts): 31/07/2014 for London/Bristol and 12/10/2014 for Scotland
- Closing date (vacation placements): 31/01/2014
CMS Cameron McKenna forms part of a leading network of firms known as CMS. At CMS, we have 54 offices across 29 countries, with the most extensive footprint in Europe of any other firm.
Our industry focus
We advise on a wide range of commercial transactions and issues, and have the expertise to understand clients’ needs and concerns, no matter what field they operate in. To ensure we continue to deliver an outstanding level of service, we’ve launched one of the legal sector's most comprehensive client feedback programmes – a move which has won us a number of prestigious awards.
We use this feedback to tailor our approach to helping clients. This has seen us adopt a sector approach that allows us to deliver industry-specific service and deep sector expertise. Working alongside our traditional practice group structure, industry focus groups enable us to build teams taking an industry, rather than a purely legal, perspective — something that we know our clients value highly.
Your pathway to law
You can learn a lot about a law firm from brochures, websites and on-campus representatives. But nothing comes close to experiencing it first-hand. That’s what our vacation schemes are for.
Our schemes give you the opportunity to spend two weeks with us, finding out more about our firm and what it’s like to be a trainee. We run vacation schemes in our London offices during spring and summer and in our Bristol, Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices over summer.
We recommend that you apply as a second-year law student or final year non-law student, although we regularly have career changers and graduates on our schemes too. Be sure to apply online early, as places go fast.
Your legal career
We offer two-year training contracts in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. During this time you’ll undertake four seats across our broad range of practice areas, such as energy, intellectual property, corporate or EU competition. Alongside this, you’re guaranteed to spend a seat outside of your “home” office – an exciting prospect. You might be seconded to one of our top clients based in London or Europe, or spend time in one of our international offices including Rio de Janeiro, Edinburgh or Moscow.
You’ll find that a training contract with us offers a great range of responsibility and interesting work. You’ll enjoy plenty of access to senior partners, as well as the autonomy and support you need to really grow and develop your talent.
Who we want
We welcome both non-law and law graduates who can contribute fresh thinking, an international outlook and formidable communication and analytical skills. The work we do is intellectually demanding and professionally stretching – something you’ll find provides you with an excellent grounding for your career in law.
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