Evolve Legal Technology & Innovation Placement at Simmons & Simmons LLP

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
15th February 2020
Central London and City
Role May Involve
Information Technology Legal/Law

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Evolve Legal Technology & Innovation Placement

We have an exciting opportunity for students with an inquisitive mind to put their interest in law, technology, software development and innovation into practice in a leading international law firm. With rotations across our Innovation & Business Change Department and our FinTech team, this 12-month placement combines legal work experience and exposure to the innovative and technological developments at the heart of our business.

What we're looking for

The placement is aimed at law or non-law students studying an undergraduate degree with the requirement to spend a year in industry. We’re interested to hear from students studying STEM or business focused degrees with an interest in becoming lawyers.

The wealth of skills and experience gained will be invaluable in your development towards becoming a lawyer. Students will be evaluated on their suitability for a training contract throughout the placement and if they meet the required benchmark will be offered a training contract on completion of the programme. You can find more information about our training contracts here.

We’re looking for proactive self-starters who thrive in a busy, fast paced environment and who can use their initiative and creative thinking to solve problems.


The placement is 12 months and will start in September 2020.

Application process

Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

You will be asked to complete an online application form, a series of online assessments and our assessment centre.

About Simmons & Simmons LLP

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 client’s 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. We’ll give you all the experiences you need to become a business leader of the future.

How to apply

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