This is our graduate recruitment blog. Here you’ll see articles from trainees, associates, partners and our graduate recruitment team, keeping you up to date with the latest news and developments at Bird & Bird.
About me At the time of applying to Bird & Bird, I was in my final year at the University of York, studying Electronic Engineering with Business Management. I became interested in a legal career after completing a module, which brought to my attention the issues around technological innovation and intellectual property, and also artificial intelligence/machine learning […]
What is your background? I studied Microbiology at the University of Sheffield, initially with aspirations of becoming a field virologist. When it came to the third-year crunch, however, I decided to do something a little more vigorous and, at the promptings of a like-minded friend, tried out for the Royal Air Force. Much to my […]
I cannot believe that I have just passed my 25th anniversary at Bird & Bird. My first contact with the firm was two years before joining when, as a science undergraduate, I attended a 2 week vacation scheme. It was a great introduction to the firm, although not as well or imaginatively run as it […]
Background I studied Law at Brunel University and recently completed a Masters in Energy and Natural Resources Law at Queen Mary University. During my penultimate year at Brunel, I was really keen on getting some experience in the legal sector, so I tra velled to Tanzania to carry out a placement at an international firm. I […]
Unlike most firms, for the whole of my vacation scheme this summer I sat in the Dispute Resolution department. I valued the fact that we were not rotated between two or three departments as it allowed us to properly meet and work alongside colleagues as well as meaningfully contribute to substantial pieces of work over a […]
My background I studied Medicine at the University of Leeds and spent two years working as a doctor in London prior to deciding to pursue a career in law. Law interested me due to the academically challenging but varied career being a corporate solicitor provides. In addition, I felt so many of the skills I […]
Questions about our application process, vacation schemes or when to apply? We’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you’re question isn’t listed below, please email London.firstname.lastname@example.org and our graduate team would be happy to help you. Application process What are your deadlines? Vacation Scheme (Spring and Summer): 28 December 2017 Training Contract: […]
As Roll on Friday makes very clear, Bird & Bird is well renowned for the importance it places on the social side of the firm, and rightly so. This is perhaps best evidenced at the annual inter-office football tour. Every year a different European office plays host to the rest of the firm; in 2016 […]
At Bird & Bird, we have two social mobility schemes which were designed to support underrepresented students at critical points of their education, as well as increase access to the legal profession. The Pioneer and Bursary schemes form a key part of our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy, which underpins our genuine commitment to being a […]
As we welcome our 2016 cohort of trainees, we thought you would like to hear about their journey from offer to trainee.