Linklaters is one of world’s leading law firms, with 19 practices spread across 27 cities. Whilst some law firms specialise in particular areas, Linklaters is a market leader in several practices, including corporate, finance, and commercial.
The firm encourages a culture of innovation, teamwork, and entrepreneurship, and has used these qualities to build positive working relationships with the world’s leading businesses, financial institutions, and government bodies.
Linklaters recruits graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds, and a degree in law isn’t a prerequisite. Non-law graduates will start by completing a year at law school on a conversion course, and all graduates will complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) as part of the scheme. The training contract itself involves around four six-month placements in varying areas of practice, equipping recruits with the skills and knowledge needed to excel.
There is a high expectation of graduates, and only the cream of the crop is recruited. The recruitment process looks to identify those who are talented and motivated.
Graduate salaries start at an impressive rate of around £38,000, rising to around £61,500 upon completion of training. Salary reviews are then carried out every year and are based on performance, meaning that high performing individuals can go on to earn a very impressive sum.
In 2013 the firm became 175 years old.
Benefits of working for Linklaters
Linklaters provide funding for both the GDL and the LPC
Salary rises to £61,500 on graduation
25 days’ annual holiday
On site gym
On site beauty salon
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