Virtual Insight Programme

by Slaughter and May


Job Details

Deadline: Ongoing
Salary: Free
Length: Virtual Experience
Roles: Legal/Law
Location: Nationwide, Europe, Rest of the World

Virtual Insight Programme

Take this free virtual opportunity to upskill yourself get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Slaughter and May.

Why join this Virtual Insight Programme?

Slaughter and May is distinctly different.

As a trainee and lawyer you won’t be pigeon-holed. Unlike other firms, we’re multi-specialists which means a much more stimulating working life. We work internationally by building relationships with the best firms in each jurisdiction so people and teamwork are hugely important, whilst maintaining individuality. Our lawyers aren’t set any billing or time targets which means they are not forced to compete with each other to find the jobs or clients that bill the most hours. Our system provides greater emphasis on quality, greater efficiency and engenders a firm-wide ethos of sharing expertise.

Innovation lies at the heart of our practice. We collaborate with clients, industry experts and entrepreneurs to help shape the development of legal advice and technology for better delivery of our services in these changing times.

In this programme, you will be introduced to some of the types of work our trainees and lawyers do every day. The programme encourages the development of important skills and commercial awareness which will give you a better understanding of what a lawyer does and what a career at Slaughter and May entails.

Our programme is open to all students – no legal knowledge or previous work experience is required. Tasks 1-4 cover aspects of a fictional transaction. Task 5 is a typical trainee task – as a trainee you can expect to be pulled in to assist on other matters at short notice!

We are delighted to offer you the chance to experience life at Slaughter and May through our Virtual Programme.

Benefits of this Virtual Insight Programme

Set yourself up for success
No more applying for jobs without knowing what the role involves. Build the confidence and practical skills that employers are looking for.

Gain real work experience
Throughout the Virtual Insight Programme, you’ll develop deep insights into what it is actually like to work at Slaughter and May.

Leverage this experience in interviews
Next time you walk into an interview, you’ll be job ready with experience and an understanding of the role.

Discover if this career is for you
Nearly 50% of the hours you are awake are spent at work. Discover if this is the right career path is for you.

Do it in your own time
Fit the Virtual Insight Programme in with your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.

Make your CV stand out
You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and Linkedin profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills.

What will you do in this Virtual Insight Programme?

Demonstrate your commercial awareness
Review the background and newspaper articles and answer the questions

Pitch to a client
Help the pitch team prepare a response to a Request for Proposal (“RfP”)

There’s an App for that!
Prepare a decision tree for a client to use in developing an app

Review draft Heads of Terms
Review a draft Heads of Terms and make any necessary amendments.

Prepare an attendance note
Prepare an attendance note

This programme is self-paced. It takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.