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Evolve Placement Year - Sep 2022
Aimed at law or non-law students
interested in a career in law, this placement combines legal work
experience and exposure to the innovative and technological
developments at the heart of our business.
This is an opportunity for students with
an inquisitive mind to put their interest in law, technology,
software development and innovation into practice in a leading
international law firm.
The wealth of skills and experience gained
will be invaluable in your development towards becoming a lawyer.
Students will be evaluated on their suitability for a legal training
contract throughout the placement and if they meet the required
benchmark will be offered a legal training contract on completion of
Main Duties & Responsibilities
The placement will be made up of two
rotations where students will spend time in both our Simmons
Solutions and the FinTech team.
Our Simmons Solutions department operates
across the firm. The department's purpose is to support the Managing
Partner and International Executive Committee in the efficient and
effective delivery of the firm's strategy - specifically with
respect to developing new digital products and services and
improving service delivery, including through the application of
Our market leading FinTech team advises
clients operating across the FinTech sector, from start-ups to some
of the biggest names in the industry. We also advise businesses,
partnered with or investing in FinTech firms as well as financial
institutions and asset managers, developing their own FinTech
products and services.
Responsibilities will include
Market research projects.
Helping to assess new and existing
technologies and their potential to support the firm's strategy
(e.g. ML/NLP, DLT, RPA, document automation, expert systems).
Creativity and idea generation and management.
Supporting the Innovation & New Business
Team - product development and product management.
Support event planning and implementation
related to FinTech or Innovation & Business Change.
Legal research tasks.
Currently studying at degree level.
Open to students from all degree backgrounds.
We are interested to hear from students
studying STEM or business focused degrees with an interest in
Knowledge and technical skills
Excellent IT skills, including Outlook,
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Applicants should have an interest in
software and coding as well as the use of technology in business innovation.
Uses initiative, thinks creatively and has
good problem-solving skills.
Proactive enthusiastic self-starter who
thrives in a busy, fast paced environment.
Able to follow process and procedures to
ensure tasks are delivered accurately.
Good time management skills, able to plan
work to meet deadlines and deliver on promises.
Possesses a client-centred 'can-do'
attitude. Listens to the needs of internal and external clients and
Excellent organisational skills.
Able to adapt to shifting priorities and
adjust plans appropriately.
Able to communicate effectively and
confidently and adapt communications styles to different audiences.
Able to work effectively as part of a team
as well as independently.
Able to work effectively as part of a
diverse and inclusive team.