"Trainees are given real responsibility as they are trusted to do work which is of a quality usually reserved for qualified solicitors."The Lex 100
Opportunities: Find out what’s on offer
Come and meet us: There are a number of opportunities to meet us via the law fairs or via our open evening. Opportunities: We run a Vacation scheme over the Easter months as well as our annual summer recruitment to find our future trainees. Check out the below page for further information.
Law Fair – Autumn 2019
The Head of Human Resources and a few of our fee-earners will be attending the below law fair this year:
- University of Bristol Law Exhibition (Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1RJ) on Thursday, 10 October 2019.
Open Evening – November 2019
We will be hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 21 November 2019 for candidates applying for a training contract to start in September 2022. The Open Evening will provide an insight to the firm’s graduate recruitment process and the culture of the firm.
The aim of the evening is for candidates to further their understanding of Memery Crystal, and will provide an opportunity to meet the Head of Graduate Recruitment, our fee earners, trainees and the HR team.
To apply for a place at the Open Evening, please tell us (in no more than 250 words) why you would like the opportunity to attend our Open Evening. Please send this via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Friday 24 October 2019.
Vacation Scheme – Easter 2020
We will be running two 5 day vacation schemes during April 2020. This is a great opportunity for you to really get to know the firm, our culture and people. During the vacation scheme there will be an opportunity to secure a training contract starting in September 2022.
During your time with us you hear about each department via daily sessions from senior fee-earners and Partners. You will hear from our Human Resources team and trainees who will tell you more about life as a trainee and the firm as a whole. It is a great opportunity to get a real insight into the type of work you might be asked to do as a trainee as you will be sitting in the departments getting exposure to real work and attending client meetings where possible. You’ll be invited to lunch with the trainees and a social event in the evening.
Over the course of the 5 days you will take part in a group and individual exercise. For those who have successfully completed the tasks, you will be invited to attend a formal interview with Partners which will take place after the vacation scheme. Remember it’s as much about you getting to know us, as it is about us getting to know you! Applications for the Easter vacation scheme will open on 1 November 2019.
Summer Recruitment – 2020
You can apply for a training contract (for September 2022) via our summer recruitment process. The deadline for applications is midday on 31 July 2020.
Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the deadline date and will be interviewed during the beginning of August with an associate or senior associate and a member of the human resources team. Following the first interview, successful candidates will be invited back to attend the second stage of the recruitment process.
The second stage process is comprised of an Assessment Centre (1 day). During the day you will be assessed during a number of activities, including team and individual exercises. You will also get the opportunity to meet various members of the firm and get a feel of life as a trainee at Memery Crystal. This also includes lunch with the trainees and dinner with the partners and fee-earners, giving us the opportunity to get to know you better, and for you to get to know us.
If you are successful at the Assessment Centre we will invite you back for a final interview with two of our Partners. You will also be given a topic and asked to give a presentation to a small panel of Partners.
During the summer recruitment process, offers will be made following the final Partner interviews at the end of August/ beginning of September. For the vacation scheme, offers will be made within two weeks of the final interview process with the Partners. During the next two years we continue to keep in contact with our future trainees and invite them to our Christmas party and other social events.