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Taking your first step towards becoming a qualified lawyer is an exciting time, but with so many firms out there, how do you make the right choice?

At Simmons, we want to make your decision as easy as possible. Come along to any of our campus events or apply for an open day and you’ll have the chance to ask anything you need to, or even just get a new perspective on why we’re the firm for you.

 

Open days

Location:
Bristol

Dates:

27 November 2019

22 January 2020

Who's it for?
Open to anyone of undergraduate level and above

Applications open: 01 September 2019
Applications close: Varies

If you would like to apply this year, please register you interest here.

Open days

Location:
London

Dates:
09 October 2019
07 November 2019
20 November 2019

Who's it for?
Open to anyone of undergraduate level and above

Applications open: 01 September 2019
Applications close: Varies

If you would like to apply next year, please register you interest here.

Spring insight scheme

Location:
London

Dates:
07 - 08 April 2020

Who's it for?
First year law and non-law students and penultimate year non-law students

Applications open: 15 January 2020
Applications close: 15 February 2020

If you would like to apply next year, please register you interest here.

Winter vacation scheme

Location:
London

Dates:

09 - 13 December 2019

Who's it for?
Final year students and graduates

Applications open: 01 October 2019
Applications close: 01 November 2019

If you would like to apply this year, please register you interest here.

Summer vacation scheme

Location:
Bristol

Dates:
15 - 19 June 2020

Who's it for?
Penultimate year law students, final year students and graduates

Applications open: 15 October 2019
Applications close: 15 February 2020

If you would like to apply next year, please register you interest here.

Summer vacation scheme

Location:
London

Dates:
22 June - 03 July 2020
06 July - 17 July 2020

Who's it for?
Penultimate year law and non-law students, final year students and graduates

Applications open: 15 October 2019
Applications close: 15 January 2020

If you would like to apply next year, please register you interest here.

Evolve placement year

Location:
London

Dates:
September 2020 to August 2021

Who's it for?

Students (from any discipline) whose degree requires a year in industry.

Applications open: 15 October 2019

Applications close: 15 February 2020

If you would like to apply next year, please register you interest here.

Training contract

Location:
Bristol (see below), London (apply for our vacation scheme)

Dates:
September 2022

Who's it for?
Penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates

Applications open: 01 Dec 2019
Applications close: 15 Feb 2020

If you would like to apply next year, please register you interest here.

Cambridge evening

Location:
TBC

Dates:

14 October 2019 18.00 - 20.30

Who's it for?
University of Cambridge law and non-law students

We are finalising the details of this event. Please check our website closer to the time for full details.

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I think I was genuinely very surprised to see how many people were willing to help me with my career progression. It wasn’t just my immediate group.

Emma Sutcliffe,
Partner

The highlight for me so far has been running a share buy-back during my second seat in Corporate. It was a great opportunity to work independently with minimal Associate and Partner involvement.

Jon Dodds,
Trainee

I was working on a deal and the trainees and myself had been working quite long hours and we had planned to go out for dinner to celebrate. It turned out that we were still working and it got to about 8pm and the partner said ‘You all deserve the night off, why don’t you give this to me and you all go out for dinner’ and that really stuck out to me as an example of what a nice place this is to work because it was very much a team effort.

Shachi Nathdwarawala,
Associate

I attend Battersea Legal Advice Centre once a month on Monday evenings and meet different clients with various legal problems that I wouldn’t encounter at work. I’ve also done the Access to Justice programme.

Abby Thompson,
Trainee

I was the first person at Simmons & Simmons in the Dispute Resolution group to automate a document and a settlement agreement and I’m actually learning coding at the moment.

Tessa Jones,
Supervising Associate