First impressions are important, but let’s look a little deeper. Beyond the basic facts and figures of our firm, what’s it really like to work here? What would your life be like with us? Here, you’ll find out about our culture, our networks, the benefits of life at our firm. And of course, in-depth reflections from the trainees who’ve been where you are.

The Middle East training contract is a highly rewarding and well-rounded experience. I would  encourage applicants to develop their commercial awareness, take on a position of responsibility and
demonstrate an interest in international work.

The Middle East training contract is a highly rewarding and well-rounded experience. I would encourage applicants to develop their commercial awareness, take on a position of responsibility and demonstrate an interest in international work.


Hesa Alsaad, Trainee Solicitor

Culture and diversity

There is real harmony between our business strategy, our culture and our approach to diversity. There has to be. Our growth is underpinned by global collaboration and is only as strong as the relationships that our people build with our clients. And pioneering work only takes place when individuals have the room to think without boundaries.

Progress here is based purely on merit. So, if you are good, no one will stand in your way. Doors will always be open if you need to draw on the experience and insight of a colleague. And in our inclusive culture you will be appreciated and valued for the individual you are.

As our global platform opens up opportunities in different markets and cultures worldwide, diversity of perspective is vital to us. Variations in education, background and life experience mean our people react, think and make decisions differently.

Our offices regularly share best practice and we have employee networks and initiatives in action around the world. Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council spearheads our ambition to be a global leader in this field.

A global firm

One of the reasons I chose Norton Rose Fulbright as a trainee was because of its international outlook. In the rapidly growing field of Islamic finance, there were many potential employers that professed expertise in this area but few that supported it from the top as a strategically important practice. I have witnessed, throughout my career, the continued importance placed by Norton Rose Fulbright on supporting diversity and inclusion policies which are evidenced by the growth and market-leading position we enjoy in areas such as Islamic finance.

- Mohammed Paracha, Partner