Training Contracts

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.

Key dates

Applications open on 1 January 2017.
The deadline for all applications is 31 July 2017.
Interviews will take place at the London office in July and August 2017.

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.