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Meet the people who have started their journey already

Testimonial
Andrea Calla – Trainee Solicitor

Highly rewarding global opportunities

“One of the biggest benefits of being a trainee at Shearman & Sterling is the range of global opportunities available. From working with global clients and colleagues around the world on headline grabbing cross-border deals, to truly experiencing the global culture of the firm on a secondment abroad, the quality of the international exposure a trainee experiences is priceless.”

Key facts

University:
University of Newcastle

Date joined:
September 2015

Degree:
Law

Testimonial
Hannah Drake - Trainee Solicitor

A truly inclusive culture

“Shearman & Sterling has a friendly and supportive working atmosphere, drawing strength from its diversity and openness. The cross-border nature of the work also provides the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the international offices, from different backgrounds and with varied perspectives. There is a culture of teaching and developing more junior lawyers, as evidenced in the willingness of partners and associates to take the time to share their technical knowledge and industry experience. Lean deal teams mean that even as a trainee you feel valued, and any questions or suggestions are welcomed. As you rotate through the four seats of the training contract, each department makes a real effort to include you in both the work and social aspects of the practice group.”

Key facts

University:
University of Nottingham

Date joined:
August 2016

Degree:
Law with American Law

Testimonial
Adam Quigley - Trainee Solicitor

High quality, complex work

“Shearman & Sterling almost exclusively acts on cutting-edge, complex matters for clients who operate at the forefront of the market. Trainees are encouraged to get involved in these matters from day one and are given responsibility over important aspects of these transactions early on in the training contract, all in a supportive and friendly environment. This real responsibility and exposure to innovative matters means that trainees at Shearman & Sterling are given a fantastic opportunity to understand the business of the firm’s clients and to gain the legal and commercial insight required to meet their needs.”

Key facts

University:
University of Warwick

Date joined:
August 2016

Degree:
European Law

Testimonial
Joelle Wong - Associate

A calendar full of social events and worthwhile causes

“As a trainee at Shearman & Sterling, there are multiple aspects of the social side to get involved in. There’s sports, there’s a trainee committee, there’s Corporate Social Responsibility and as trainees you’re encouraged to take part in pro bono and charity events.”

Key facts

University:
King's College London

Date joined:
September 2014

Degree:
Law

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