Our two-year training contracts attract applications from the highest calibre law and non-law graduates. We have two intakes each year and recruit those with the imagination, commitment and commercial acumen to excel. A large proportion of our graduate intake will be familiar to us from our winter vacation schemes and open events which form a key part of our graduate recruitment programme.
The following timeline applies if you are a non-law student and starts from your final year of study:
At this stage, it is important to define what you are looking for in a law firm. We would advise you to research firms thoroughly and to attend law fairs and other careers events. This well help you get a feel for what is right for you and learn more about the specifics of the open events and training contracts on offer. You can apply for our own open days between January and May 2013. Please also see our application process for important further information.
If you haven’t attended an open day with us, apply now for open days taking place here until May 2013. If you have decided Norton Rose LLP is the right legal practice for you, apply for a training contract. Interviews start in January.
Start your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course.
Start your Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Start your training contract.
Before you begin your first seat in a particular practice area, you will benefit from a two-week induction programme. This will teach you critical research skills, including how to use the variety of resources and facilities available here. After two months’ experience in your first seat, you will be well placed to discuss your next three seats with us.
Our seat system offers the widest possible exposure to different practice areas and international offices. This will enable you to make the best and most informed choice of qualification area. During your remaining seats, you will be encouraged to experience an international and/or client secondment, and spend time in a range of practice areas.
Training is complete and you have qualified as a solicitor. You will continue to improve your knowledge and skills and widen your experience. Our training scheme and our lawyer development programme take you from associate to senior associate, and support your career plans towards senior roles as Of Counsel or Partner.