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10 October 2019 Bristol University Law Fair
21 October 2019 Nottingham University Law Fair
22 October 2019 London – Queen Mary Law Fair
23 October 2019 London – King’s College London
24 October 2019 Cambridge University Solicitors Event
24 October 2019 London – LSE Law Fair
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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

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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

Trophy Cup

Lex 100 – Quality of Work 2018/2019

Trophy Cup

Lex 100 – Living Up To Expectations 2018/2019

Trophy Cup

Lex 100 – Financial Remuneration 2018/2019