Bird & Bird EmployAbility Vacation Schemes 

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Start Date

April 2019
June/July 2019


London, UK


A minimum 2:1 degree (predicted or achieved)


Midnight 16th December 2018


The firm:  Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help our clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 1200 lawyers across 28 offices globally, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world.

Other offices: Abu Dhabi & Amsterdam & Beijing & Bratislava & Brussels & Budapest & Copenhagen & Dubai & Dusseldorf & Frankfurt & The Hague & Hamburg & Helsinki & Hong Kong & Luxembourg & Lyon & Madrid & Milan & Munich & Paris & Prague & Rome & Shanghai & Singapore & Stockholm & Sydney & Warsaw

Who are we? Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. 

What do we do? We work across the following practice areas:  Commercial, Competition & EU Law, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Intellectual Property, International HR Services, Outsourcing, Privacy & Data Protection, Real Estate, Regulatory and Administrative, Restructuring and Insolvency and Tax.  

What are we looking for in a trainee? The core skills we are looking for is the ability to work under pressure, high attention to detail, creative, commercially aware, strong communication skills, innovative, motivated problem solver who can work as part of a team.

Perks? As well as a highly competitive salary, Bird & Bird also offer several great benefits, should you go on to become one of their trainees. 

  • Private healthcare 
  • Life assurance 
  • Pension scheme – 5% company contribution  
  • Computer loan
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Cycle to work 
  • Gym membership 
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Corporate discount 

Sponsorship details 

  • LPC fees - yes
  • GDL fees - yes
  • Maintenance grant p.a. - £5,500 per study year

What’s involved in application (eg interview, case study, etc)

  • Online application form, via EmployAbility's website
  • Critical reasoning test
  • Video interview
  • Assessment centre

How to apply?

To apply, click on the red 'register now' button below. You can then complete an application form for this programme, please contact us should you have any questions or need some assistance with your application. Contact EmployAbility by email at or call Sarah on +44 (0)7852 764 684.



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