"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 2018
The Head of Human Resources and a few of our fee-earners attended the below Law Fair in Autumn 2018:
- University of Bristol Law Exhibition (Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1RJ) on Thursday, 11th October 2018.
*Please watch this space for details of any future law fairs Memery Crystal will be attending*
Open Evening – November 2018 **
We will be hosting an Open Evening on Wednesday 21 November 2018 for candidates applying for a training contract to start in September 2020 and 2021. 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 26 October 2018.
** Please note that the Open Evening has now passed. We will be hosting our next Open Evening in November 2019.
Vacation Scheme – Easter 2019 ***
We will be running two 4 day vacation schemes during second and third week of April 2019. 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 either September 2020 or September 2021.
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 4 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!
*** Please note that the deadline date has now passed and we will not be accepting any further applications for the Vacation Scheme. If you are interested in a Training contract at Memery Crystal please apply via our summer recruitment process (details are below)
Summer Assessment – August 2019
As well as via the Easter vacation scheme, you can also apply for a training contract via our summer recruitment process. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2019.
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 interview process is carried out over two days, during which you will meet various members of the firm and to 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. During the two days you will also be assessed during a number of activities, including team and individual exercises. You will also be given a topic and asked to give a presentation to a small panel of Partners on your last day.
We normally make our offers 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.