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Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.7/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.2/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.1/5
 
Company Culture:
4.1/5
 
Career Progression:
3.6/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
3.7/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.6/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

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Bird & Bird LLP

Average start time: 9:00

Average end time: 19:00

Average number of working hours: 10

Based on 37 reviews


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Application Advice:

Qualifications are not the most important factor.

Interview Advice:

Relax and show character.

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Application Advice:

Really know why you want to apply to the firm.

Interview Advice:

There were no 'awful' questions! Be on top of the news and consider the challenges that a law firm and business in general might face in light of this.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to stand out and show your personality.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and friendly.

Trainee Solicitor, IP at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest and organic with your answers - the firm wants personalities not robots.

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Application Advice:

Show your personality - we expect top academics, however you also need to get on within the team and people will be looking for signs (both in your application and at interview) that you are a good fit.

Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

The firm has a very strong identity and culture, and puts a lot of stock in its sector focus. Applications that acknowledge this and show some character will be noticed. If you come across as a curious, well-rounded person who has an interest in the niches in which the firm operates then you will stand out.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to be yourself (but of course, do not be complacent or over-confident). Show some character and show some passion.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, show off your personality.

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Application Advice:

Have a well researched and targeted application.

Interview Advice:

Having confidence in yourself is probably the most important thing, as it gives you the ability to deliver really good answers to questions which cannot be anticipated.

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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out, everyone has a 2.1 or a first, what can you say that is interesting?

Trainee Solicitor, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply for the vacation scheme, although Bird & Bird take on candidates from straight training contract applications you have a better chance if you are able to do the vacation scheme.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

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Application Advice:

Carry out careful research on the firm's focus: the market sectors, clients and any market developments; and be sure to have thought about the reasons why you would like to apply to Bird & Bird.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to express a point of view and to stand up for it!

Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Do not use generic language - ensure that the application is tailored to the firm and that it respects/applies the firm's sector focus.

Interview Advice:

Relax - but prepare well. Although the interviewing partners will be friendly and try to put you at ease, their expectations are high. You will be expected to know the firm inside out and follow any pre-interview instructions/tasks to the letter.

Trainee Solicitor, Employment at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

The obvious: really think about why Bird & Bird? It is transparent when applicants copy and paste answers from other applications. Highlight the different experiences you have and what you can bring to the firm; people who work here come from a range of backgrounds rather than just law.

Interview Advice:

The interviewers are good at putting you at ease; you don't feel like you are being grilled but are just having a chat. That's not to say that they won't challenge your mind and ask your opinion on topical things in the news or otherwise; this is really to see how you respond to the challenge rather than to judge your opinion so be confident and be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Employment at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

You've got to show a genuine interest in the firm and the job that you will be doing. Even if this includes asking current trainees about their experiences - show you're interested.
Nevertheless, 'try-hards' will not be accepted and will be seen straight through.

Interview Advice:

Although you can not prepare yourself for them, get ready to be asked 'dilemma' questions that will make you think and have to show your thought process out loud e.g. ethical dilemmas that you could find in the work place or elsewhere.

Trainee Solicitor, IP at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Really think about the sort of law you want to do and the culture of the firm you want to work in. It really makes a big difference - do your research and talk to as many people as possible. Do not be backward in coming forward - it is your career, shape it wisely.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Analyse your personality honestly so you know yourself inside out.

Trainee Solicitor, Comercial at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to differentiate yourself from the "standard" applicant

Trainee solicitor, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand exactly what the firm does, and especially research the firm's focus on industry sectors. Think about what sets Bird & Bird apart.

Interview Advice:

As above!

Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research about what the firm specialises in, link it to your own strengths to explain why you would be a good fit.

Interview Advice:

Be animated and enthusiastic in your interview and draw on your own experiences to explain your answers to questions.

Trainee Solicitor, IP at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Show your personality, demonstrate good commercial awareness. Both are as important as good academics

Trainee Solicitor, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Be as honest as you can, genuine interest compared to someone saying what they think a firm wants to hear is easy to spot a mile off - and is much more appealing. As a firm Bird & Bird embraces individuality if the application process gives you a chance to show your individuality - take it!

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are up to date in current affairs and general commercial goings on, you don't need to know everything (anyone can read a newspaper) but 2 or 3 current topics that you can discuss in depth will be useful. Try to relax, this is when you will come across the best and as the most yourself - no one is trying to scare you!

Trainee solicitor, Corporate at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor it to the firm and why you in particular would be a good fit into the firm and want to be at the firm above other places.

Interview Advice:

Do your research into the core values and what the firm values.

Trainee Solicitor, IP at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Be natural and up front. Don't be scared of letting your personality come through as team/culture fit is very important for all parties.

Trainee solicitor, Risk & Compliance at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Although this is the case for most firms, Bird & Bird really do look for a tailored application which highlights things that are held important by the firm, e.g. sector knowledge; excellent client service; and international reach.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to show some real personality whilst showing that you are clued up.

Trainee, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research - read the website, articles, etc. so you know the firms strategy and focus.

Interview Advice:

Try and relax and be yourself. Everyone they interview has an excellent academic record so they are looking for someone with a bit of personality and interesting/different in other ways.

Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm, know as much as you can about it before you write your application form.

Interview Advice:

No special advice here, be engaging and interested, show some enthusiasm. All the usual things you should do in an interview.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Thoroughly research the firm beforehand. Tailor your application to fit in with the firm's values.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are well informed about the firm - its strengths, recent activities and future prospects and why you see yourself fitting in. Don't overly rehearse answers as interviewers will see through that. Most importantly, be yourself!

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, because if a firm doesn't like you, you probably won't like them. Check for spelling and typos (including using an & rather than "and" in Bird & Bird!)

Interview Advice:

Again, be yourself: I was generally asked about my CV.

Trainee, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Work out what you want from the firm, if you think that the firm can give you what you look for and you can demonstrate that it will make you stand out from candidates applying just because it sounds like a nice place to work.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bird & Bird LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application to the firm. Really explore the policies and principles that underpin Bird & Bird, whether you agree with them, and how you could contribute to them. Most importantly, try to balance your academic qualities with your personality and "extra-curricular" activities.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you're aware of current events in the news, and have a considered opinion on the ones you choose to explore. Make sure that you are capable of explaining why you would fit in at Bird & Bird, and what you could offer. Also, have an answer when quizzed on why you applied to Bird & Bird in the first place!

Trainee Solicitor, Dispute Resolution at Bird & Bird LLP
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