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REED SMITH LLP

Web: www.reedsmith.com/en/careers

Contact: [email protected]


Overview

This is a vast global law firm and although they don’t run a degree apprenticeship as such, they do pay you while you study. Although they don’t cover your tuition fees, your street cred in the legal world will improve enormously.

Field

Solicitor

Sector

Law

Degree offered

LLB (Hons) Legal Practice

Provider

QMUL

Based

QMUL and at Reed Smith’s London offices (for the placement year)

Duration

4 years (including 3rd year spent at Reed Smith as a ‘year in industry’).

Entry requirements

Students have to already be in the first year of a LLB at QMUL

Application process

On company site

Study

At university, during placement year at Reed Smith and in own time

Starting salary

In the placement year, the students are paid the London Living Wage by Reed Smith. The tuition fees at QMUL are those of an undergraduate student.

Permanent Job on Completion

After the placement year at Reed Smith, all students are guaranteed an interview for a full-time training contract as a trainee lawyer with the firm.