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Responsibility:
3.4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
2.6/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.5/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.2/5
 
Company Culture:
3.6/5
 
Career Progression:
3.6/5
 
Colleagues:
3.8/5
 
Training:
3.8/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.5/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

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Application Advice:

I'd review the website carefully, and detail areas of the law/practices that interest you. That way at an interview you can talk about your interests and have a dialogue with the interviewer.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to give your view and ask questions to the interviewer as a response.

Trainee, Litigation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself; research the firm; think about why you would want to work here rather than elsewhere.

Interview Advice:

Know the firm; don't over-prepare as that can be seen through!

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Law at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Good grades and plenty of extra curricular are a given. Show Simmons why you want to work for Simmons and why you would fit in here. Showing a genuine interest in the firm and what it does should help make your application stand out.

Interview Advice:

At the end of the interview, try and ask the interviewer about their career and their life at Simmons. It will give you an insight into the firm and should also help them remember you.

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and find out whether the firm will really suit you.

Interview Advice:

Be authentic and don't be afraid to offer your own thoughts and opinions. Read up about the firm so you really understand what it is all about.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

You need to demonstrate your understanding of the commercial aspects of your work - putting your work into context makes you a much more impressive applicant. Leave some additional things to flesh out your interview a bit further, so that it's not just a complete re-hash of your application form.

Interview Advice:

Take your time to respond. The interviewer might help to prompt you for some of the parts, but there's nothing wrong with slowing down. You also need to know your application, and make sure you can extend upon things you highlighted in it.

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Application Advice:

Think about what makes the firm different; consider the firm's sector focus and how this differentiates Simmons.

Interview Advice:

What is money laundering? General questions around competencies.

Trainee Solicitor, Projects at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm, not just current deals but how the firm seeks to differentiate itself. Look at the culture of the firm and if/how you fit that.

Interview Advice:

Simmons is looking for the sharpest people but those who are also pleasant to deal with on a day to day basis. Make sure you know your stuff but also be nice, ask questions, develop a rapport.

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

I would advise you to link your experience to date with what Simmons & Simmons LLP represents and values. Research our sector focus, values and CSR approach in particular.

Interview Advice:

Have a variety of examples to show that you are a well-rounded individual. I think it helps if you can link your interests to work of the firm (as a few examples you could potentially relate to our art work, variety of sports practised across the firm or some innovative projects such as FinTech work).

Trainee Solicitor, N/A at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Know the firms main products, its sectors and why it has chosen those sectors. Be able to justify why a career in law at Simmons is for you.

Interview Advice:

Read the papers and be prepared to discuss recent global news. Prepare your own topics on something less obvious.

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

Nobody expects you to know exactly what career you want to make for yourself when you start out. Work out what it is that motivates you, and make your application with a positive attitude and an open mind.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you've really thought about honest and persuasive answers to the obvious questions you're guaranteed to be asked.

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

Read up about the firm's sector focus and particular areas of innovation it is targeting e.g. Fintech. Be aware of its products and services e.g. Navigator.

Interview Advice:

Discuss a current commercial issue.

Trainee Solicitor, at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Be ready to articulate what it is about our sector and client focus that appeals to you.

Interview Advice:

Are there any additional sectors in which you think Simmons & Simmons is well placed to leverage its current strengths?

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

Read any recent news stories involving the firm, many of which can be found on the website. Ensure there are no typos or grammatical errors in your application.

Trainee Solicitor, M&A at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply early, make sure you have great academics, extra curricular and work experience. Get involved in the things you enjoy at university and see how this applies to a working environment.

Make sure your application is tailored, talk about the MBA, sector focus and anything you think sets Simmons apart (elexica or navigator).

Interview Advice:

Read everything you can find on the firm (great start). Be prepared to talk about yourself, why you want to be a commercial solicitor and why you want to work at Simmons.

Read up on the interview process and get practising with a friend. There are books you can buy to help you with critical reasoning tests.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Markets Litigation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Keep trying and keep applying.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and if you think you are prepared, spend another day preparing.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself, get lots of work experience for practical examples.

Interview Advice:

Again, be yourself. Be friendly and relaxed.

Trainee, Corporate at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Law at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Research before making an application. Attend open days and other firm-related events. Research what you are passionate about (in the commercial sector) and ask questions to individuals to strengthen your application.

Interview Advice:

Read the news - asked to complete a drafting exercise as part of the interview (think this has been taken out now, though).

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Research sectors of Firm to get better understanding of which area of law you are interested in.

Interview Advice:

Understanding how Firm is structured is very helpful as most interviews are heavily focused on the sectors of the Firm.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Litigation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Understand and convey why the firm would be a good fit for you as much as why you would be a good fit for it.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on the firm, it's strength/weaknesses, and be ready to express your opinion on any of it. Relax and have some humour.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself, this isn't a place for arrogant know it alls.

Interview Advice:

Practice competency questions in advance, use the STAR technique.

Trainee Solicitor, Projects at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Highlight your commercial awareness - it's my top tip for applying to any training contract. Research the firm thoroughly - we take our sector focus seriously, so being able to speak about why that aligns with your interests will go a long way in your application/interview.

Interview Advice:

The interview process has changed since I applied, but I understand that it now consists of a document exercise and a competency interview straight after. I would recommend knowing your CV very well but also thinking of alternative examples from your experience to use (as they often ask you to give an example that's not on your CV!) for the competency interview.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you are interested in the sectors that the firm focuses on.

Interview Advice:

Be calm, review the document on a high-level basis and just note the key points. Treat the interview like a conversation and be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Be very truthful to who you are when you apply, within reason. Establish yourself in a working-life context and find out what that part of your identity is before you make an application to see if the firm is a good fit for you. If you are straight out of university, or still in university, then try and work someplace for a while to find out what fits best. Don't do it for the paycheck, do it for the experience.

Interview Advice:

Be thoroughly prepared. Don't obsess over first impressions or presentation; be more concerned about intrinsically being ready to the core to answer questions about who you are, how you came to be where you are, why you want to work at the firm and what you are going to bring to the table. Try and obtain legal experience in conducting document analysis and team challenges. Attend open days and/or vacation scheme if you can. If you really want to get in here, apply to a few other places that you can 'burn' to build experience prior to your interview.

Trainee Solicitor, at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Find out everything you can about the firm. Show general interest in commercial issues. Read the FT, Economist etc.

Trainee, Litigation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Think hard about the type of law firm you want to work at (e.g. boutique/magic circle/international). Don't take a scattergun approach with applications, as this will be obvious in interviews. You need to be able to demonstrate why you have chosen to apply to a particular firm.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have a wealth of examples to draw upon to make your answers interesting and to help you stand out. Try to tailor the discussion to draw out your strengths and anything which sets you apart from others.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Regulation at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Go for it. Give it everything you've got.

Interview Advice:

Be confident.

Trainee Solicitor, at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the job and the firm.

Interview Advice:

Have many things about you that you could talk about. Have a list of experiences and achievements etc. that you can use as examples.

Trainee solicitor, at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Think seriously about whether you are willing to have an unpredictable work schedule for your whole career. Working until 8pm may not sound late but when that is an average day, when you might not be allowed to take bank holidays or when you are expected to check your work blackberry all weekend it can quickly seem like all you do is work. If you don't really enjoy law and really want to work for an international firm then look for options at smaller firms. The pay may not be as good but you will get more responsibility, more credit and more time to spend outside of the office!

Interview Advice:

Know your CV inside out and expect to be questioned on it. Your level of knowledge about the firm is tested throughout the application process so do thorough research before hand and make sure you are up to date on big news stories, including financial news so that you have something to talk about on the way to the interview room or know what the interviewer is referring to.

Trainee Solicitor, at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and really think about what you want from a firm - department wise, secondment wise and culture wise

Trainee, Employment at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and show understanding of where they are in the marketplace, the kinds of deals they do and the values we have as a partnership.

Interview Advice:

There may be a document exercise in which it is handy to place post-it markers throughout the document so you are able to find the specific sections much quicker.

Trainee Solicitor, at Simmons & Simmons LLP
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