Simmons & Simmons LLP

8.7 /10 183 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

About Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working throughout offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm's strategy is designed to ensure it provides its clients with high quality advice and to deliver value through new ways of working.

Main areas of work

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management & investment funds, energy & infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences, and technology, media & telecommunications. These five sector teams are drawn from the core practice areas of: corporate, dispute resolution, competition & regulatory, employment, pensions & employee benefits, financial markets, intellectual property, projects, real estate, information, communications & technology, and tax.

Trainee profile

Simmons & Simmons is interested in finding out about your academic successes but will also explore your ability to form excellent interpersonal relations and work within a team environment, as well as your levels of motivation, drive and ambition. Show us evidence of a rich 'life experience' as well as examples of your intellectual capabilities and we will provide you with everything you need to become a successful member of our firm.

Training environment

Simmons & Simmons has training opportunities in our offices in London and Bristol. Our training programme is constantly evolving to build the skills you will need to be successful in the fast moving world of international business. Our ground-breaking MBA programme is designed to provide our trainees and junior lawyers with a unique opportunity to gain valuable business and commercial skills early in their career. During the training contract we will also ensure trainees have a broad legal experience, and a balanced, integrated approach to gaining the knowledge, expertise and abilities you will need to qualify in the practice area of your choice.

Vacation placements

The firm's internship schemes are one of the primary means of selecting candidates for a career at Simmons & Simmons. Your placement will enable you to gain a first-hand experience of a busy and dynamic international law firm, with exposure to the deals and transactions the firm works on.

Winter vacation scheme: one week scheme aimed specifically at final year law and non-law students and, graduates.

Spring insight scheme: two day workshop, designed to equip you with a range of key skills and commercial knowledge you will need, to help you make your first steps towards your career in law. The scheme is aimed specifically at first year law and non-law students and penultimate year non-law students.

Summer vacation scheme:two week scheme open to penultimate year law and non-law students, all final year students and graduates.

A series of open days are also available to all students and graduates and are run throughout the year in our London and Bristol offices.

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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...


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  • Vacation Scheme

    The scheme was very enjoyable. It was a great way to learn more about the firm and its culture by experiencing two weeks in the office. Graduate recruitment had organised some fun socials as well whic...


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  • Vacation Scheme

    I thought that Simmons did a fantastic job of balancing a high level of challenging but well pitched work with workshops to gain a deeper insight into the firm as well as networking opportunities. Eve...


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