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Training Contract - 2026 - Arnold & Porter

Training Contract - 2026 - Arnold & Porter

companyArnold & Porter
locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
2 year QWE - SQE route
Full time
Role CommencementWithin 2 years
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Deadline 31 May 2024

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented graduates from all backgrounds and cultures who share our commitment to excellence and who want to be part of the continued growth of our London office and become part of the next generation of leaders at our firm.

Providing our clients with an excellent service is our number one priority. Our lawyers need to be commercially minded and approachable and able to work with our clients as part of a team on complex and often high profile legal issues. If you feel you can meet this challenge and want to work at an inclusive firm which has a long tradition of pro bono and community support, we would like to hear from you.

The London office reflects the environment of the firm generally with its collegial and informal atmosphere, regular informal social gatherings, smart business-casual dress policy, team-based assignment policies, and a leading pro bono programme.

When you join Arnold & Porter you will be introduced to the firm through our training and induction programme. This includes information about the firm's practices and procedures and training in the use of our IT systems, library, and online data sources. You will attend the fast track Professional Skills Course which is provided externally for the firm.

During your training contract you will have the opportunity to spend six months working within four of our practice groups—Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Corporate and Securities, Competition, White Collar Defence, Commercial Litigation, or International Arbitration. Arnold & Porter encourages individuals to work across specialisms, so you may well find that whilst you are working in one group, you undertake work in a variety of different areas and for a variety of partners and fee-earners throughout the firm.

The training programme in our London office includes in-house as well as external training sessions, providing professional development training that is linked to a competencies framework.

We look for candidates with a consistently high academic background, who have or are likely to achieve a 2.1 degree or above. Candidates need to demonstrate good analytical skills, combined with a common sense approach. Candidates should be self-motivated, and show their ability to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities outside studies, showing a good level of achievement in all areas.

We value communication skills and look for evidence that you've worked in teams and taken on responsibility. We also want to get a sense of your enthusiasm, energy, and commitment.

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent
  • Non-law degree