EmployAbility www.employ-ability.org.uk is a not for profit organisation providing a dedicated, tailored and free service to students and graduates with all disabilities, including dyslexia or long term health conditions, to ease the transition from education to employment: www.employ-ability.org.uk/students/services.
EmployAbility are currently offering disabled students and graduates highly sought after and competitively paid positions with two of the world’s leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills and Slaughter and May. There are opportunities for both law and non-law students and graduates.
Herbert Smith Freehills EmployAbility Training Contract (2015 Intake) – application deadline Tuesday 1st January 2013.
Herbert Smith Freehills’ training contract is a comprehensive learning programme designed to provide the best foundation for your future success.
They recruit trainee solicitors from a wide range of backgrounds who possess the qualities they look for in their lawyers, such as intellectual curiosity, confidence, empathy, clarity of thought, ability to see the bigger picture, and the ambition to grow personally and professionally.
Herbert Smith Freehills EmployAbility Summer Vacation Scheme 2013– application deadline Tuesday 1st January 2013.
During the Vacation Scheme you will be exposed to the highest quality contentious and non-contentious work and have an opportunity to sit with a partner or associate, being given real work for real clients. In addition, there will be a range of talks, workshops and social events for you to enjoy, which will enable you to get to know people in the firm on an informal basis. Wherever you work within Herbert Smith Freehills you’ll find an enjoyable and supportive environment. Their collegiate and non-hierarchical culture means you’ll learn to think creatively, challenge assumptions and take nothing at face value.
Slaughter and May EmployAbility Training Contract 2015 ‘non-law’ intake and law intake outside England & Wales– application deadline Sunday 13th January 2013.
During your first two weeks there is an induction programme introducing you to the way Slaughter and May work and this is followed by an extensive training programme. To help you decide which area of law you are most interested in, you will spend time in different practice areas where you will gain experience in both contentious and non-contentious work. Later in your training, you will have the opportunity to go on secondment, which will allow you to travel and experience different cultures and ways of working.