Start your career in law

Law can be a challenging discipline. So where you choose to practice matters.

Choose us and we’ll invest in your potential through tailored training and development. With our tailored graduate programmes, we’ll help you map out your journey to a career in commercial law, give you the opportunity to explore your potential, the means to achieve it and all the support that driven people demand.

Not just another law firm

At Baker McKenzie, we believe the thing that marks us out from the rest is the pride we take in being a global law firm with a personal touch and friendly approach. It’s our people that make the difference. They give us our unwavering client focus, depth of knowledge and everything else that makes our Firm special.

We think we’ll make your career in law all the more enjoyable – and that’s why you should start it here.

Live in London...

...deliver to the world

Being in the heart of the world's leading international financial and business centre, you’ll work in partnership with our international platform of over 70 offices to serve our impressive roster of clients.

“Baker McKenzie is a place where you can be yourself and don't need to conform to any stereotypes: I have been able to build wonderful relationships around the Firm, which is the best way of influencing the way we do business.”

ED POULTON Graduate Recruitment Partner and Partner in Dispute Resolution
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Are you Baker McKenzie material?

We pride ourselves on selecting the best and brightest talent to turn into the well-rounded commercial lawyers that make our Firm stand out from the crowd.

For our graduate Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes, we ask that you have:

  • At least a 2:1 degree
  • A minimum of 340 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We understand that not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper – and we want to recruit the best people, from every background. We look for 340 UCAS points (or equivalent) but as we use a contextualised recruitment system we have the ability to understand your achievements in the context in which they have been gained. This allows us to, where appropriate, apply some flexibility and consider candidates who fall slightly short of our criteria and who demonstrate potential.

We look for people who have achieved a consistently high level of performance throughout their studies – whether law or non-law undergraduates, recent graduates or career changers.

As well as this breadth of exposure, we’ll commit to making a significant investment in your future. So if you enjoy the intellectual challenge the field of commercial law can offer; if you’re a problem solver, creative thinker and team player, you can count on us to give you everything you need to make your career really go places.

“Somewhere between an Open Day and a Vacation Scheme, it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Baker McKenzie to see if it’s the career and firm for you.”

KAREN GUCH Corporate Partner, Trainee Partner and member of the Graduate Recruitment Panel
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We’re good at what we do

We’re recognised within our sector – and beyond – as a firm to be reckoned with. Whether it’s through client service, innovation or investing in our people, we’ve received many plaudits in recent years. Here are just a few of them:

  • We have the world's strongest law firm brand says Acritas
  • We’re one of the most innovative law firms in Europe. Just ask the FT, which ranked us second in 2015
  • We were voted the Best International Law Firm at the Lawyer European Awards 2015.


Recognition counts for a lot. We are very proud to be listed in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, ranking sixth amongst law firms and 57th overall. We’ve also been named as the ‘Best Recruiter – Large City Firm’ in the Law Careers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards.

Where next?

If you’ve liked what you’ve heard so far, start your career journey now and apply.