This is a chance for you to show us what you could bring to Baker McKenzie, and for us to show you that this is a firm where talent likes yours can shine.
The process itself is quite straightforward. But let’s go through it, step by step.
Our online application form will ask for your complete academic record, work experience, extra-curricular activities and answers to some questions.
Should your application meet our criteria, you will be sent links to an online test.
Upon successful completion of the online test, you will be invited to a video interview, to respond to pre-recorded questions.
Our assessment centre consists of a group exercise, a case study interview with two Partners, an interview with an Associate and a document checking exercise.
If you're successful you'll receive an offer (either for a place on our Vacation Scheme or for a Training Contract, depending on the programme you've applied for). You'll have access to the Graduate Recruitment & Development team if you need any support.
Pass the first stages of our recruitment process for either a Vacation Scheme or a Training Contract and you’ll be invited to an assessment day at our London office. Here’s what that will involve.
You’ll be given a mock business scenario to read through individually before discussing as a group. The task will prompt you to work towards set objectives and we’ll be assessing you based on the quality and substance of the contributions you make, in addition to how effectively you work with others in the group.
You’ll be given 30 minutes to read through a business case study individually, before meeting with two Partners. The first part of your interview will involve discussing your observations, thoughts and opinions on the case study. Essentially, we’re looking for you to demonstrate good commercial instincts, problem-solving skills and the ability to discuss a business scenario confidently and credibly. All of our applicants complete the same case study, regardless of if you are a law student or non-law student.
You’ll meet one-to-one with an Associate, who will ask you to share examples – from studies, work experience or extra-curricular activities – where you’ve demonstrated some of the skills and qualities which we feel are key to succeeding at Baker McKenzie. In addition to the interviews and exercises, you’ll meet with our Graduate Recruitment & Development team and some of our Trainee Solicitors. This will give you a chance to find out more about our culture and the opportunities we offer.
Accuracy and thoroughness are key skills that we look for in all our Trainee Solicitors. Lasting for 30 minutes, this exercise involves checking through a document to identify any errors. You won’t need any legal knowledge, just a very good eye for detail.
If you consider yourself to have a disability or a health condition, any information you share with us will be treated in the strictest confidence. Our aim is to provide you with as much help, support and reassurance as possible.
If your disability or health condition makes it difficult to apply for any of our vacancies via our website, please contact the Graduate Recruitment & Development team on 0044 20 7919 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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