Summer Vacation Scheme 2019
Posted on Dec 15, 2018 by Mills & Reeve LLP
Our commercial clients include global and UK based businesses, FTSE and AIM listed organisations, private companies and start-ups. We work with firms across the globe (including fellow members of the SCG Legal, a worldwide network of leading law firms) to support our clients' international requirements.
For the 15th year running, Mills & Reeve has been listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, which recognises that we put people at the centre of our business.
We believe that success can only be achieved through hard work, commitment and investment in the right people.
Areas of practic
Mills & Reeve's services are delivered through firm-wide core groups: corporate & commercial, employment, family, insurance disputes, private client, projects & construction, real estate and regulatory, public & commercial disputes. The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in charities, education, food & agribusiness, government, health, insurance, private wealth, sport, technology and life sciences.
Our award winning summer placement scheme is the ideal introduction to both Mills & Reeve and the legal profession. We offer two weeks' work experience at one of our offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester (with the opportunity to spend time in our Leeds office) or Norwich.
During the placement, you will experience real work with a variety of solicitors in four different legal areas. This may mean undertaking legal research, preparing or checking draft documents, attending court and client meetings or serving proceedings.
You will be paired with one of our trainees who will answer your day to day questions and help you make the most of your experience. Presentations and a selection of social events which will allow you to appreciate our culture.
Who should apply?
- We welcome applications from penultimate or final year law students, final year non-law students and graduates. We expect you to have already gained or be on course for a 2.1 degree or equivalent from either law or non-law disciplines.
- We recruit graduates who set high standards of achievement in both their academic and personal life.
- You'll have a good balance between academic ability, interpersonal skills, drafting skills, common sense, commercial awareness, confidence and a professional attitude to work. You will also be willing to accept early responsibility.
- A high proportion of our trainees have completed a summer placement with the firm.
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