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Company Profile - Simmons & Simmons


Simmons & Simmons is a world class law firm with an established reputation. Through our network of offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we provide expert legal advice to financial institutions, corporate, public and international bodies, and private individuals.

Simmons & Simmons has over 200 partners and approximately 1,500 members of staff worldwide. We believe it is who we are and our unique approach to work that sets us apart from the competition.

Who are we?

Our success comes down to having the right people in the right places – which is we invest so much in recruiting and training the best graduates. This year, we are recruiting approximately 40 of the brightest and most ambitious individuals, with law or non-law degrees, to commence training with us in September 2014/March 2015. We offer all our trainees the opportunity to become leading business lawyers in some of the most important financial centres of the world. From London and Rome, to Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, we encourage our people to attain the highest standards of excellence, so they can meet the toughest challenges and make the very best of their talents.

At Simmons & Simmons, we focus our efforts on five dynamic sectors – Financial Institutions; Asset Management & Investment Funds; Energy & Infrastructure; Life Sciences; and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. We provide a wide choice of service areas in which our lawyers can specialise. These include Corporate & Commercial; Information, Communications & Technology; Dispute Resolution; Employment; EU, Regulatory & Competition; Financial Markets; IP; Projects; Real Estate; Corporate Tax and Corporate Pensions.

Career Opportunities

The firm offers around 40 training contracts each year and are currently recruiting for the September 2014 and March 2015 intake, as well as the Simmons & Simmons’ MBA program which starts in September 2014.

We also offer around 90 Vacation Scheme placements per year through our Spring, Summer and Winter schemes.

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Training and Development

Trainees sit with either a partner or a lawyer and you will quickly find yourself at the centre of the action and that your legal and overall professional skills are growing daily.  Our six month seat system enables you to gain hands on experience in four different areas of our business, working with other lawyers, gaining knowledge in different service areas and dealing with our all important clients. 

Our training programme is constantly evolving to build the skills you will need to be successful in the fast moving world of international business. We provide experience in a range of areas of law, and a balanced approach to gaining the knowledge, expertise and abilities you will need to qualify in the practice area of your choice.

What we look for

We are looking for ambitious, focused individuals with law or non-law degrees and look for a strong track record of achievements from our candidates (minimum 2:1). We are interested in finding out about your academic successes but we will also explore your ability to form excellent interpersonal relations and work within a team environment, as well as your levels of motivation, drive and ambition.

Show evidence of a rich ‘life experience’ as well as examples of your intellectual capabilities and you will be provided with everything you need to become a successful member of the firm.

What we offer

Maintenance grants for GLD, LPC and MBA

Interest free loan

Competitive benefits package


  • £36,000 per annum (first year)
  • £40,000 per annum (second year)
  • £59,000 per annum (on qualification)

How to apply

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