Looking for your first step in law? – Taunton
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We understand that choosing the right law firm for you can feel like a big step. If you are a student or recent graduate, we would like to invite you to come and spend a week with us during our annual summer vacation scheme. This is an opportunity to find out if you like us (and we like you!), whether a life in the law is for you and whether a training placement with Clarke Willmott might be the best start to your career.
During your placement you will:
- Be paired with a trainee or junior lawyer
- Work with a team of specialists in a particular area of law
- Attend workshops on networking and presentation skills
- Have access to a partner or senior lawyer heading that team
- Have the opportunity to apply for a position as a paralegal within our paralegal pool
- Attend at least one social event to gain a more relaxed insight into the legal world
Our recruitment strategy
We are dedicated to recruiting, training and developing the best lawyers. Our future as a firm depends on the quality of the people who work here; we need to ensure that those who join us have the potential to excel. We currently have 16 trainees undertaking their periods of recognised training with the firm and we have excellent retention rates upon qualification.
About our Taunton office
Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. With over 180 colleagues, including 22 partners, Taunton is our second largest office and was named “2017 Law Firm of the Year” at the Devon and Somerset Legal Awards and a number of our lawyers are national leaders in their field (Legal 500 and Chambers UK).
Within a stone’s throw of the glorious Somerset countryside, the office is situated with easy access to the M5 and has excellent rail links to London and the rest of the UK. We offer a rare combination of the highest quality of work in the most congenial surroundings!
Our work experience scheme is running w/c 25 June and w/c 2 July 2018.