Our training programmes are designed to develop lawyers who will be the future of Kennedys. Our atmosphere is friendly and supportive and our relationships are built on trust.
Whether you are a school leaver or a graduate, we offer a range of training programmes for you to choose from to start your career in law. Our aim is to recruit the best early careers talent and encourage diversity and an environment built upon different skills and backgrounds, to represent our global firm.
Our solicitors qualifying exam (SQE) training programme, coming into effect Autumn 2021, will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows law graduates to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after leaving university.
Our training contracts are designed to develop lawyers who will be the future of Kennedys. Many of our partners, including our Senior Partner, began their life in law as a trainee with us. During your training contract, you’ll complete four six-month seats across our core practice areas of Insurance and Reinsurance, Liability and Commercial. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities to other offices and clients around the globe.
We are passionate about offering an alternative route to university and are proud to be a UK government accredited organisation. Our apprenticeships are designed to help springboard you into a successful career by providing you with a mixture of studying and learning within the workplace so that you can earn while you learn.
To be considered for a training contract in our Hong Kong office, you will need to have achieved, or be on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree in law. You must also be fluent in Chinese and English. Additionally, before you start your training contract, you must complete the PCLL (Postgraduate Certificate in Law) and pass this on your first attempt.
To apply for a Relevant Legal Training (RLT)/Training Contract (TC) in our Singapore office you will need to have achieved, or be on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree or higher*, have relevant intern experience and a real desire to undertake the work Kennedys Legal Solutions specialises in; Commercial Litigation, Aviation, Marine, Insurance, Corporate and Real Estate. Mandarin skills (writing, reading and speaking) is advantageous but not essential.