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The Application Process

Sunday, 25 August 2019

We know that the trainees we recruit this year will be a key part of the success of our firm in the future, so we dedicate a considerable amount of time to making sure we choose the right people. After all, we’re going to be spending a lot of time in each other’s company.

A law degree is not a necessity — over half the trainees who joined last year came from a non-law background — but you will need to have shone academically in your chosen area of study. We look for people who combine academic excellence with plain common sense; those who are determined, articulate and able to think on their feet; who are self-motivated and have a healthy sense of humour.

If you are selected for an interview for a vacation scheme you will only need to attend one interview which will be held at either our London office or at your university. The training contract is a two stage process. Your first interview will be with a graduate recruitment partner who will be aiming to find out more about you. If you are selected to attend a second interview this will be held with two partners at our London office. Following your interview, a trainee will give you a tour of our offices, which gives you the chance to meet more partners, associates, trainees and other members of the firm.

Travers Smith is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We treat everyone equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, age or disability. Please visit our section on Diversity and Inclusion for further information.