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Being distinctive is one of our core values, meaning we aren’t afraid to do things differently. That’s why we are breaking the mould and piloting a new trainee solicitor recruitment timeframe, and will instead be recruiting one year in advance. This means you will have less of a wait to start your training contract with us! The timings of our recruitment processes have also changed, and we will be hosting a winter vacation scheme in January 2018. The assessment days for our training contracts will take place in February 2018. Applications for both our vacation scheme and training contract are open now.

A training contract at Kennedys could mark the beginning of a long, exciting and successful career in a global law firm.

Last year we retained 83% of our trainees upon qualification in the UK. 24 of our partners, including our Senior Partner, began their life in law as trainees with us, showing our commitment to building rewarding careers for our trainees through continuous development and high-quality work.

You’ll have early responsibility and client contact as a Kennedys trainee, developing you into an excellent solicitor capable of running your own caseload. Our trainees are guided by experienced solicitors and partners, exposing them to responsibility and a varied workload early on in their career.



We are committed to your professional development and achieving a good work-life balance. Our vibrant and supportive working environment is built upon our core values. Every employee at Kennedys lives our core values and that’s what makes us special and keeps our clients coming back. We make a difference by being:

  


 approachable

  


 straightforward

  


 supportive
 

  


 distinctive


We also have a UK vacation placement scheme, giving you the opportunity to experience life at Kennedys from the inside! At the end of your placement, you could be offered a training contract. Find out more about our vacation scheme.

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