What we are looking for
Whatever academic and personal qualities you have,
you’ll share certain key attributes with everyone across the firm; an inquisitive mind, along with commercial awareness and a real desire to find solutions for the challenges faced by our clients.
Our lawyers are independent thinkers who are commercially-minded and at the top of their game technically. However, clients also expect us to offer something more: a passion for their particular industry and the technologies that are transforming it.
As well as a strong academic record, it’s just as important that you’re inquisitive with a curiosity to learn and develop your skills. You’ll have a creative approach when responding to challenges; and be a well-rounded team player who can demonstrate that you fit with our open, fast-paced culture.
We’ll need to know you’re excited by the high-quality work at Bird & Bird and the prospect of learning about our clients’ industries. We also want you to have a strong international perspective. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll speak a variety of languages or have visited every corner of the globe, you’ll take a keen interest in different cultures and understand the importance of multinational co-operation. You’ll have an interest in our sector specialisms and a willingness to learn more about them as you progress at the firm, developing a deep understanding of the wider economic and cultural context and using your knowledge to the best possible effect.