Our opportunites

Outstanding training

We believe what makes us stand out as an employer, is the attention we give to training and support. We offer the fully rounded programme you need to rapidly develop your understanding of commercial law and build your skills. Providing the foundation you need to become a successful lawyer. This dedication is paying dividends, as our trainees choose to stay with us year after year.

Pathfinder

Our one-day Pathfinder Scheme is for first-year undergraduates. It offers a taste of life in commercial law at a global law firm. And you’ll also pick up the skills to take the next step: applying for one of our Vacation Schemes.

You’ll learn about our culture, work and strategy and attend workshops to develop commercial skills such as teamwork and networking, that will see you succeed in any setting.

You’ll also shadow Trainees and Associates and attend a personal impact masterclass. This will give you some pointers on how to stand out from the crowd – a vital skill when it comes to applying for Vacation Schemes.

Summer Vacation Scheme

Our four-week summer scheme (June and July) offers genuine insight into life as a Trainee

Join and you’ll benefit from real-life experience in different practice areas combined with workshops and seminars dedicated to your professional development. As well as the Recruitment Team, you’ll rub shoulders with experienced lawyers and Trainees, who are there to help you make the most of the scheme and your talents.

You’ll get to know Linklaters, and develop negotiation and presentation skills. The Schemes are also a potential passport to bigger things, as you’ll automatically be offered an interview for a Training Contract.

The Scheme is for penultimate and final-year law undergraduates or graduates (law and non-law).

You will need to complete the online assessment as well as the Watson Glaser online test after you have submitted your online application. If you are successful, you will be invited to attend an interview with Human Resources, followed by an interview with two Managing Associates/Counsel.

China-London Training Contract

This is a unique opportunity for native Mandarin-speaking undergraduates or postgraduates to be trained as England and Wales qualified lawyers before returning to China to embark upon an exciting career as a commercial lawyer in Hong Kong SAR, Beijing or Shanghai.

You’ll develop skills across different offices and practice areas, and gain exposure to the international work and strategy of Linklaters. Starting with a bespoke Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London, this is followed with four six-month seats (two in London and two in our China offices). Combining this broad-ranging experience with ongoing feedback, training and support, you’ll develop the professional and commercial skills every successful lawyer needs. Upon qualification, you will have the opportunity to commence your career as an Associate in Hong Kong SAR, Beijing or Shanghai.

Penultimate or final-year law undergraduates or postgraduates in the United Kingdom who can speak, read and write Mandarin as a native speaker and are keen to work in China upon completion of a Training Contract can apply for this role.

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