Who we're looking for
Our trainees will become the great legal minds of the next generation, and they’ll be the ones to decide the future direction of Taylor Wessing. That said, while we’re looking for graduates with the spark and drive to become tomorrow’s trail-blazing lawyers, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a Law student. At Taylor Wessing, we reach out to talent everywhere we can, and we take on graduates with degrees in everything from English to Computer Science.
Academic ability is a must, and we look for a minimum ABB at A Level (or equivalent), and at least a 2:1 in any degree discipline.
At Taylor Wessing, we’re defined by the specialist support we offer to tomorrow’s industries. To help us do that, you’ll have to demonstrate an indepth knowledge of how business works, and how to apply it in real life.
From working with trainees and associates, to working in partnership with clients, communication and team work will be at the heart of your role at Taylor Wessing. So, you’ll have to have great negotiation skills, and be able to give a clear explanation of complex issues. More than that, we’ll expect you be the kind of person who can work well with others, supporting and advising your colleagues as best you can.
With our focus on tomorrow’s industries, you’ll be working in sectors where the law is still brand new, and very much in flux. With precedents still being set – not to mention being regularly overturned – you’ll have to be able to adapt quickly to new situations.
You’ll work with exciting clients in incredible industries, but it’s going to be hard work. We’ll support you all the way, but you’ll have to be focussed, committed, and ready to stay motivated, even in the face of complex and challenging legal issues.
We’re a friendly, approachable firm, and we’re looking for graduates with spark and warmth, who’ll contribute to the diverse culture of our staff.
Working with a variety of pressing cases and client demands, you’ll have to have great time management skills, and be able to plan ahead for any contingency.
Whether you’re a Law student or a non-Law student, we want to know that you’ve read as much as you can about law careers, and about our firm specifically. We want to see that you’ve given a lot of thought to why you want to work for us. Do your homework as well as you can, so that you can tell us why we’re the right firm for you.