Application process

Applications should be submitted using the online form, which can be accessed via the link below. You will be asked to provide some personal details (including a full breakdown of all your examination results) and to attach your cover letter and CV. Your cover letter should tell us about you, why you are interested in a career in law and why you are applying to Slaughter and May. You should also include any other information which you think may be relevant to your application. Please ensure that your cover letter is no longer than one side of A4 and address it to Janine Arnold, Senior Manager – Trainee Recruitment.

We use the Rare Contextual Recruitment System across all our trainee recruitment activity. The system helps us identify high- potential candidates by putting applicants’ grades and achievements in the context of their social and educational background.

We encourage applications as early as possible within our application windows. Interviews will be scheduled and training contract offers will be made on a rolling basis. We are therefore unable to guarantee the availability of places as we progress with these interviews. From time to time, we may have places available to start in an earlier intake than advertised. If you are eligible to start in an earlier intake, this can be discussed during your training contract interview and at point of offer.

Non Law (finalists and graduates)

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 intake. The deadline is on Friday 3 January 2020 at 23:59 GMT.

Law (finalists and graduates) 

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 intake. The deadline is on Friday 31 January 2020 at 23:59 GMT.

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Slaughter and May is committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you have any questions, or require any adjustments to be made to the application process or to attend a work experience scheme, please contact Janine Arnold, Senior Manager - Trainee Recruitment, via email or on 020 7090 5049.

Our recruitment process is specifically designed to enable us to find out more about you as an individual

Janine Arnold, Senior Manager - Trainee Recruitment