London Training Contract

Applications for 2021 and 2022 training contracts are open to all graduates, penultimate-year law students and final-year non-law students from 28 October 2019 until 28 February 2020. Before joining the firm as a trainee, students are strongly encouraged to apply for a place on our Summer Vacation Scheme.

We have a wide variety of practice groups providing a full service to clients, and we do not align trainees to strict departmental 'seats', which ensures that you get as broad an experience as possible. Our trainees are just as important as our other fee earners and as such you will be as key to our client service and office development over the coming years as our partners, associates and staff. Our training contract is very flexible, designed with your interests in mind as well as our desire to create a rounded, commercial, qualified Katten lawyer with strong legal knowledge.

London Summer Vacation Scheme

We offer up to 12 places on two one-week vacation schemes in June, with the next intake taking place on 15 and 22 June 2020. The programme provides practical experience, with participants undertaking a variety of work from different practice areas and benefiting from the opportunity to see first-hand how our trainees, associates and partners work. 

Applications for our Summer Vacation Scheme 2020 are open from 28 October 2019 until 28 February 2020. After the closing date, applications will be assessed and a shortlist of candidates will be interviewed in March/April 2020. 

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter stating which date you are interested in for the attention of Laura Simpson, Recruitment and L&D Manager, to lon-trainingcontract@katten.co.uk.

London Work Experience Placements

We recognise how invaluable work experience is for those at the very beginning of their career journey. In order to help you decide whether law is for you, we offer three one-week work experience placements for those looking to gain insight into the workings of a law firm. Our 2020 dates are 27 July, 17 August and 14 December.  To apply, please send your CV and covering letter stating which date you are interested in for the attention of Laura Simpson, Recruitment and L&D Manager, to lon.recruiting@katten.co.uk between 02 March and 01 May 2020 only.