We pride ourselves on the diversity of skills, backgrounds and knowledge held by our people. Yet Simmons & Simmons' staff also share key characteristics which enable them to excel within our firm. We look for a variety of indicators of your potential including academic success, 'soft' skills, interests, activities and work experience.
Activities and interests
We seek applications from Italian law graduates wanting to qualify under the Italian legal system, although candidates with academic or professional qualifications in other jurisdictions are also welcome to apply provided they are perfectly fluent in Italian. We also welcome applications from candidates with a background in economics who are interested in working in our tax practice. Graduates with at least a 100/110 degree and excellent English language skills are invited to apply.
Previous work experience, whether high profile or more modest, can provide us with a good impression of your core ‘soft’ skills, such as communication skills or multi-tasking abilities. Whether you have had legal exposure in a work placement or spent last summer working in a bar, both roles demonstrate your ability to get on with all kinds of people and take on positions of responsibility. We also a place high value on any transferable skills you may have developed through a previous career or role.