Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. We advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organisations through our 13,200 people in 77 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way. As a firm, we’re as ambitious as we are welcoming. We’re committed to creating an environment in which people can succeed regardless of your background. We want you to be empowered to help shape the future of our firm – and all of our clients 



Open Days

Our open days give you the chance to find out more about the kind of lawyers we are and the work we do. They are the perfect opportunity to get a taster of life with Baker McKenzie. The day includes interactive workshops and the opportunity to meet some of our Partners, Associates and Trainees over an online platform. Due to the current pandemic, we will be hosting these all virtually.  


There are three open days to choose from. Applications opened on 1st August and will close on 1st September 2020.


14th September

21st September

24th September


Additionally, we will be running specialised open days throughout October and November. Applications for these open on 1st October 2020.


Vacation Schemes


Our vacation schemes give you the chance to experience life at Baker McKenzie. We think that it’s really important that your experience with us mirrors the reality of the role of a Trainee Solicitor and life at the firm. Whichever scheme you choose, you'll experience two of our main practice areas. We will involve you in live transactions, deals and cases and, where possible, we’ll encourage you to attend internal, departmental and client meetings as well as court hearings. We will also host a number of events. Recent socials have included ping pong, pizza making and afternoon tea on the Thames.


Spring Vacation Scheme (for final year students and graduates)


Our Spring vacation scheme takes place over a two week period.

The scheme runs from 12th - 23rd April 2021. Applications are open between 1st October 2020 and 1st December 2020.


Summer Vacation Scheme (for penultimate year students)


Our Summer vacation scheme takes place over a three week period.

The scheme runs from 21st June to 9th July 2021. Applications are open between 1st October 2020 and 1st January 2021.


Training Contracts


Each year, we recruit 33 of the best and brightest Trainees. Our training contracts last for two years and give you the opportunity to experience four of our key practice areas (known as seats) for six months each. All Trainees are required to complete six months in a Corporate or Banking seat. There is an opportunity to apply for a three-month secondment to one of our international offices, or to one of our clients' in-house legal teams for six months.


We encourage applications from law and non-law undergraduates, recent graduates or career changers.


When to apply for our 2023 Training contracts:


Final year students and graduates: Applications are open between 1st February 2021 and 1st April 2021.

For more information, please visit https://uk-graduates.bakermckenzie.com/

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