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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Applcations for 2010 entry begin on the 1st of October 2009.
  • Starting salaries: £36k
  • Regions: London
  • Industries: Law, Finance
  • Website: http://www.simmons-simmons.com/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: 020 7628 2020
  • Address: London headquarters.

CityPoint
One Ropemaker Street
London
EC2Y 9SS

What is Simmons and Simmons?

Simmons and Simmons is law firm with a growing international presence, that currently spans 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm works on the principle that an understanding of business, language and culture can improve the quality of the legal advice that it offers to its clients. Simmons and Simmons' annual turnover for 2007/2008 was almost £300million.

What roles are available at Simmons and Simmons?

Lawyer.

Application process for Simmons and Simmons.

Apply online here.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Simmons and Simmons.

Simmons and Simmons looks for students with a high academic record, asking for at least a 2:1 degree and 340 UCAS points (or equivalents). They are also keen for graduates to have work experience, though not necessarily law related, and who have good life experiences, be it through hobbies, cultural pursuits or travelling. The skills graduates should possess to be successful at Simmons and Simmons are: the ability to quickly identify problems; good verbal communication skills; lateral thinking and analysis skills; confidence; team working abilities; drive and self belief; leadership skills; high levels of enthusiasm; the ability to take on responsibility; the desire to improve oneself and the ability to stick to the principle beliefs of the company.

Future prospects and training at Simmons and Simmons.

The training contract starts with a three week induction process designed to help graduates make the transition into a career in law. After this, graduates will begin placements in various areas of business, gaining practical experience, while being supported with a number of legal and business skills training programmes, taught in arange of methods from seminars to one-on-one sessions, teaching the technical expertise that will be essential when graduates complete training contract. Throughout each placement, graduates will be assigned a supervisor who will assist in day-to-day tasks, and a mentor that will work with for the duration of the training contract. International and work placements in other companies are also available when the contract has been completed for graduates to gain further experience before settling into the company.

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