First step

You’re still early in your university career, but it’s never too early to plan ahead. Join our First step programme – our taster week for first-year undergraduates - and you’ll make your first progress towards a career to be proud of.

Salary

£350 plus travel expenses

Requirements

Our First step programme is open to:

 - First year undergraduates of all degree disciplines

Deadlines

First step scheme applications are open:

1 October 2017 – 31 January 2018

When will I be there?

You’ll need to be available for:

9 April ­2018 – 13 April 2018

What is the First step programme?

Maybe you’re not sure if law is right for you. Maybe you don’t know which firm to go for. If you’re a first-year undergraduate, the First step programme is where it all becomes clear.

Taking place in April, you’ll spend a week with us, sitting in one of our practice areas and learning how we work. You’ll breathe in our culture too and as you move through a packed schedule – everything from social events to workshops – you’re guaranteed to find a week to remember.

First impressions

You’re taking your first steps over our threshold – and it’s a moment to remember. Here’s what our current intake thought:

I remember waiting for my vacation scheme to start, and we waited on the ninth floor, right where clients would usually wait. The atmosphere was so striking.

I remember waiting for my vacation scheme to start, and we waited on the ninth floor, right where clients would usually wait. The atmosphere was so striking.


Oscar, first-seat traine

First memories: ninth floor, client reception. We went up to the balcony area, and they gave you little muffins, and smoothies in a shot glass.


Jonathan, first-seat trainee

I was so distracted en route to the building, I stepped right in the stream outside. My interviewer came to greet me, and all I could think about was that my foot was soaking wet.

I was so distracted en route to the building, I stepped right in the stream outside. My interviewer came to greet me, and all I could think about was that my foot was soaking wet.


Marley, first-seat trainee

Get in touch

The First step programme and our open days are a great way to get to know us – but it all has to start with you. If you’re ready to take that first leap, it’s time to apply.

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