England and Wales Training Contract

Term: Contract
Office: MENA
The role

Al Tamimi & Company (ATCO)  is seeking bright, enthusiastic Trainee Solicitors to join the Firm in September 2021.

The 2 year training contract consists of both on-the–job learning, including 4 six month rotations in different area of law, and off-the-job learning including legal skills, core skills training and personal development. The training contract will offer our trainees a consistent and positive experience as well as clear and structured programme in which trainees will have access to the same developmental opportunities.

During the training contract we ensure that trainees apply and develop practical skills such as drafting, transaction management, research for client’s pitches, and office procedures. During this time trainees are appropriately supervised and mentored by solicitors and other individuals who have adequate legal knowledge and experience in the practice area they are supervising. Trainees will receive regular appraisal of their performance and development throughout the programme.

The competencies that we look for in our Trainees

  • We expect our trainees to demonstrate an interest in the law and commit to a career in the Middle East upon qualifying. Regional focus is important to us and Arabic language skills are a plus (but not an essential requirement).
  • We look for candidates with a minimum qualification of a 2.1 or above at degree level (or equivalent) and have completed an LPC or have a confirmed place on the LPC.
  • We are looking to recruit trainees who are enthusiastic, innovative, team-players who embrace ATCO culture, and who have robust problem solving skills, commercial awareness and strong communication skills both oral and written.

The Application Process:

Applications open on 28th March 2021 and close on 27th May 2021.

Please attach both a cover letter and a CV, your cover letter should tell us about you and why you are interested in a career in law.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be selected to complete a Watson Glaser critical thinking test. Should you be successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend a first round interview with a member of ATCO recruitment and Learning & Development team in April/May 2021. Candidates selected will be invited for assessments and to meet the Partner(s). Successful candidates will be made an offer by June/July 2021.

About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 30 years. Our lawyers combine international experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding.

We are a full-service firm, specialising in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies. Our main areas of expertise include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, corporate & commercial, intellectual property, real estate, construction & infrastructure, and technology, media & telecommunications. Our lawyers provide quality legal advice and support to clients across all of our practice areas.

Our business and regional footprint continues to grow, and we seek to expand further in line with our commitment to meet the needs of clients doing business across the MENA region.

For more information please visit : www.tamimi.com