7 reasons to choose Shearman & Sterling

Reputation

When you start your legal career you should aim high.

Stimulation

Our firm suits the kind of mind that lights up when faced with intricate problems.

Money & Benefits

Our numbers speak for themselves, we attract talent and keep talent.

Culture

We know that US law firms have a reputation for being aggressive, but that is not the case at Shearman & Sterling.

A full-service firm

We are one of only a few full-service US law firms in London.

Training

Twenty years. That's how long Shearman & Sterling has been welcoming trainees.

International opportunities

We're able to offer the opportunity to travel and work in different parts of the world.

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We value the differences in people and want everyone to feel comfortable being themselves.

Discover how to start your career at Shearman and Sterling. You'll be joining a truly collaborative team where opportunities abound.

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    Ready? Steady. Grow

    To be best placed at the beginning of your legal career, you need to be in the best place. A place like Shearman & Sterling – one of the elite international law firms. Trainees have shaped our success story and played a pivotal role in the firm’s growth. And it’s no surprise. In the UK we recruit a select few individuals who have an appetite for responsibility, thrive in a team and have the desire to perform at the highest level of corporate law. Now it’s your turn to shine.

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    Partners worldwide

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    95%*
    Trainee retention rate
    *Average from previous 3 years

    Testimonials
    Your best chance
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    Four people, four stories. Discover first-hand what it’s like to be a trainee at Shearman & Sterling.

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    Meet. Talk.
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    Your chance to meet us at one of a number of events up and down the UK.

    Benefits
    A world of
    opportunity

    With Shearman & Sterling there are so many ways to start your career journey. Discover them all here.