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    Recognition

    High-quality training is the hallmark of the graduate trainee programme at Kirkland –
    we are proud winners of the 2019 LawCareers.Net ‘Best Trainer – US law firm in the City’ award.

    Seat Rotations

    Following your two-week induction, which includes the Professional Skills Course (PSC), you will have four six-month placements.

    It is compulsory to complete a seat in both the corporate and the debt finance team. Your other seats will be allocated from the following:

    • Investment Funds
    • Restructuring
    • International Arbitration & Litigation
    • Antitrust & Competition
    • Financial Services Regulatory
    • Tax
    • Real Estate Finance

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    Your Training & Post-Qualification Training

    Your Training

    The formal training programme we run for the first four months of your Training Contract covers primary practice areas in detail, building on the skills you learned on the Legal Practice Course (or on the Solicitor’s Qualification Examination (SQE) Course, if applicable), while also introducing new topics. There are also opportunities for soft skills training.

    During the second year of your Training Contract, you will also have the chance to apply for a placement overseas for those interested in experiencing Kirkland in New York or Hong Kong and there is also the possibility of client secondments. All are fantastic learning experiences.

    Post-Qualification Training

    Your training and development does not stop after your Training Contract. We continue to invest in your professional development through regular lunchtime training sessions and workshops. These are tailored specifically to the work of the London office, such as corporate and finance update sessions. Nearly all of our teams have Professional Support Lawyers, dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest quality training throughout your career.

    In addition, you will follow certain sessions from the Kirkland University, our firm-wide training programme. At Kirkland your career is our business, so we are focused on helping you become the best lawyer you can be.

    Rewards & Benefits

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    Private Medical and
    Life Insurance

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    Travel
    Insurance

    Hand holding cash

    Pension
    Scheme

    Gym weight

    Discounted Gym
    Membership

    Tooth

    Dental
    Plan

    Stethoscope

    Access to a
    Private Medical
    Clinic

    Headset

    Employee
    Assistance
    Plan

    Bicycle

    Cycle to
    Work Scheme

    Banana

    Free
    Breakfast

    Teddy bear

    Childcare
    Vouchers

    Pram

    Emergency
    Childcare

    Plate and cutlery

    Subsidised
    Lunch

    Basketball hoop

    Team Activities –
    Netball and Football

    Smartphone

    Wellbeing
    App

    Bell

    Kirkland
    Concierge

    Calendar

    25 Days
    Holiday

    Film & Brochure

    Awards & Recognitions

    Trophy Cup

    LawCareers.Net – Best Trainer – US Firm in the City

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    Lex 100 – Quality of Work 2018/2019

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    Lex 100 – Living Up To Expectations 2018/2019

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    Lex 100 – Financial Remuneration 2018/2019