Training contracts at Weil are designed to allow you to maximise your potential as quickly as possible. As part of a relatively small intake, we can see where you are excelling and where you need support and encouragement, which enables us to guide you accordingly. Our aim is to see you develop by constantly exposing you, in a supportive environment, to the very highest quality work. In one of the best training programmes in the City, you’ll get plenty of personal attention combined with early responsibility.
To find out more about Jamie’s experience at Weil watch the video above.
During your training contract
There are many benefits to undertaking a training contract with Weil. Our exceptional training programme comprises:
- Four seats of six-months each
All trainees are required to complete one seat in our corporate practice and another in either our banking & leveraged finance or structured finance practice. Allocations are made on the basis of trainee preferences and business needs at that particular time. At every stage you can expect regular catch-ups with the Graduate Recruitment team who work to tailor a training programme that is unique to you and your development, whilst accounting for business needs.
To read more about what life is like as a trainee click here to read Imaan’s story.
- Supervision and feedback
You will share an office and workload with your supervisor, receiving regular feedback on your day-to-day work. Mid-seat and end of seat performance reviews every three months will also help guide you throughout your two year training contract.
- International opportunities and client exposure
It’s important that our trainees have a hands-on experience as we believe this is the best way to learn and develop. As part of this we ensure early responsibility through international opportunities and secondments, and client exposure. We currently offer secondments to our New York, Hong Kong and Paris offices.
- A ‘Responsible Partner’
Upon joining the firm you will be allocated a ‘Trainee Responsible Partner’ who will work with you to give an objective view of your work and to help you raise your profile in the office. They act as both a guide and a mentor for you. We also run a formal mentoring programme.
- Enviable benefits and salary
Alongside all this we ensure that our trainees, like all our staff, are rewarded for their hard work and commitment. To read more about our Rewards & Benefits please click here.
Applications open on 1 January 2019.
The deadline for all applications is 31 July 2019.
Interviews will take place at the London office in July and August 2018.
Before you start
Depending on whether or not you have studied a law degree, you may be required to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
This chart offers you more information as to what you can expect at each stage.
|Non-law students||Law students|
|Your degree: From History to Music, to Biochemistry to Classics, we take a range of trainees from a vast variety of backgrounds. Each offers unique skills and attributes that create excellent lawyers.||Your degree: About 50% of our trainees have undertaken an English law degree. This is an excellent starting point for a career in law.|
|The GDL: The GDL is a one year course that takes the nuts and bolts of a three year qualifying law degree to ensure you start at the same level as those who previously studied law. All future trainees will undertake the GDL at the University of Law, although they are free to decide at which specific site within the UK. We will pay all course fees and a maintenance grant of £8,000 p.a. Please note we do not reimburse fees retrospectively.||No GDL required.|
|The LPC: The LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management is the 'Legal Practice Course' and all our trainees study the LPC together at the University of Law, Moorgate, before they join the firm. A key course to understand more about law in practice, you'll be in regular contact with Weil throughout, so you can start to really feel part of the firm. Course fees will be paid plus a maintenance grant of £10,000 p.a. will be awarded. Payments will not be made retrospectively.|