Simmons & Simmons LLP

4.3 /5 192 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Sectors:
Commercial Law

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About Simmons & Simmons

We’re a truly international firm, with truly international reach. Every day, our expert teams across Europe, the Middle East and Asia come together to work on our clients toughest commercial challenges. Our lawyers are sector specialists so they’re experts in the areas that matter most to everyone’s future – from healthcare and technology to the financial forces that power our world.

We’re reimagining what a career in law looks like. It’s all part of our long-term strategy to change the way we work, so we can deliver smarter solutions – to our people and our clients. It means that when you join our firm, you’ll discover so much more than the practice of law.

About the trainee programme

We offer training contracts in both Bristol and London, and either way, you’ll spend two years discovering the innovation we’re known for. As well as moving through four six-month seats across our practice areas, you’ll also benefit from the Compass programme; our unique and progressive trainee skills academy that offers a combination of practical learning and online tools designed to support your journey through to qualification.

Trainee profile/who we are looking for

We want to hear from ambitious future lawyers, who are ready to leave their mark. We’re looking for students who are on course for at least a 2:1 in any degree subject. That said, academic performance isn’t everything: that’s why we look for raw talent and potential throughout our assessment process.

Vacation placements

Discover what it’s like to be a trainee lawyer with one of our vacation schemes. Over one or two weeks in either Bristol or London, you’ll experience the work, the reach and the day-to-day buzz of our international firm. Throw yourself into this full programme of social events and work experience, and you’ll get a taste for our firm and the work we do, from research to drafting, and meetings to departmental training.

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Simmons & Simmons LLP Latest Reviews

  • Winter Vacation Scheme

    Really enjoyable, the perfect balance of time working in my department and activities such as contract drafting and networking, as well as highly enjoyable social activities...

    5/5

    About You

    4.9

    The Company

    5.0

    Everything Else

    5.0

  • Vacation Scheme Intern

    I really enjoyed the four days of work experience at Simmons and Simmons. I was very pleased to learn that in light of COVID 19 they adapted their vacation scheme, making it virtual. It proved an excellent opportunity to speak with and learn from a range of employees at the firm. Everyone including my trainee buddy, my supervisor and the partners were very kind and happy to answer questions....

    4.5/5

    About You

    4.6

    The Company

    4.3

    Everything Else

    4.6

  • Vacation Schemer

    It was very positive and very well organised. A great mix of social events and proper work allowed us to see the firm in an accurate light...

    4.5/5

    About You

    4.5

    The Company

    4.4

    Everything Else

    4.6

Facts and Figures

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Number of Placements Available This Year

24

Number of Internships Available This Year

80%

Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

340

UCAS Points Required To Apply

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

Awards and Commendations

[2020] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2019] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2018] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2017] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100

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