Right from the word go, you'll be learning from lawyers who are recognised as leading experts in their specialist areas.
As part of a smaller trainee intake than most of our competitors, you'll find you will not get lost in the crowd: training becomes more like personal coaching. It's like being in a very small class in a very good school. You'll also find a refreshing lack of hierarchy at Travers Smith. Sitting in a room with a partner and an assistant, you'll hear them dealing with clients on the phone and speaking with other lawyers "so you'll quickly pick up the basic skills" and you'll be able to ask questions freely.
During your two years' training, you'll spend six months in Corporate, and another six months in a contentious seat. The firm offers you a choice for your other two seats in two of our other departments. You might also get the chance to spend six months in our Paris office. Throughout your training, there will be workshops to underpin all the practical experience. These will look at real transactions, case law and precedents. You'll also go to the regular seminars organised by each of the departments designed to keep the team updated on all the latest developments in their areas.
Read more about Travers Smith on the firm's graduate recruitment website.
If you decide that Travers Smith might be the firm for you, it could not be simpler. You can either apply for a training contract and then impress us at the interview, or you can come on one of our vacation schemes. Our criteria Please note that we do not accept applications sent by email or by post. We require a minimum of 2A's and 1B (excluding General Studies) at A level or equivalent, have achieved, or are realistically expected to achieve a minimum 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.
If you have not achieved the required A level grades or degree due to extenuating circumstances, we will still consider your application. Please provide details in your covering letter. If you do not currently have permission to work in the UK please provide full details of how you would qualify for permission so that we can consider whether or not it will be possible for us to progress your application. We pay all UK travel expenses to second-round interviewees and contribute up to £50 for expenses for first interviews.
Our closing date for applications for September 2018 is 31 July 2016.