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Training contracts - Spain

Applications will open on 1st October until 31st December 2021.

 

We bring our sector focus to the Spanish legal market

We are proud of the high quality work, early responsibility and exposure to clients we can offer all our Interns.

Purpose-led

We make business work better for people

Retention rates

We are proud to retain 80% of our trainees

Comprehensive Training

We deliver core and complementary training

Induction

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Your training starts on day one with a local office induction allowing you to familiarise yourself with your new office and to begin to build your network.

As an Intern, you will receive the technical legal skills training you require, as well as complementary skills training, which will fully equip you for your life as a newly-qualified lawyer and business advisor.

Training and seat rotation

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Our Madrid-based HR team will work with you throughout your Intern to ensure that you meet the requirements of your internship, as outlined by the Spanish BAR as well as working with you and the wider business in the allocation of your seat.

As an Intern in our Madrid office, you will be based with one department throughout your internship giving you the necessary time to develop the legal and commercial depth of understanding required to take on real responsibility. Our aim is to give you in-depth exposure to one specialism of the firm.

 

How to apply

Every year we accept applications for Internships, the period to apply is usually between the beginning of October and the end of December. Therefore, please keep an eye on this page around that time for more information on application and deadline dates.

Please submit the following documents to: [email protected]

1. Cover letter, succinctly addressing at least the following:

a. Any previous applications to the Firm

b. Interests

c. Personal Achievements

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. Current degree transcripts

Your application is your opportunity to take the first step in what could be a remarkable legal career. Please take your time to ensure your CV best reflects the skills and attributes you possess, and provides information regarding any relevant work experience.

 

Intern salaries are benchmarked against market rates for international and local firms in Spain and reviewed annually. This ensures that, together with the outstanding training programme we deliver, we also offer an attractive and competitive remuneration package.

 

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If you don’t meet the above criteria but there are mitigating circumstances, there’s an opportunity for you to include this information in your application.

As we are looking for Interns who can commence in 2022, we can only consider applications from those who are either in the final year of their Law degree, or have graduated.

 

A focus on detail

With a conscientious approach, you’ll have the ability to read and absorb large amounts of reference material and spot errors quickly. You’ll be a stickler for detail when it comes to your own writing too, ensuring it’s always clear and accurate.

An interest in business
An interest in business

We’re a commercial law firm, so you’ll have a genuine interest in how business works. That means keeping up-to-date with the latest business issues, as well as appreciating how legal expertise can support and steer commercial organisations.

Confidence
Confidence

With the self-assurance to voice your own opinions and defend your point of view when you need to, you’ll be a convincing and persuasive communicator. But you’ll also have the self-awareness to ask for help when you need it.

Intellectual capability
Intellectual capability

You’ve the intellectual curiosity to explore new approaches and ask others’ opinions. With an analytical approach, you think things through and weigh up the implications, but also have the capacity to think on your feet to find solutions.

Openness
Openness

You’ll be approachable, outgoing and confident engaging with people from different backgrounds and experiences to your own. Whether you’re communicating with colleagues or clients, you’ll understand the need to adapt your message to suit your audience.

Personal drive
Personal  responsibility

You’ll need to combine a real desire to be the best with the energy, ambition and enthusiasm to go the extra mile to succeed. With a can-do attitude, you’re always open to learning from your experience, so you can be even better next time.

Personal responsibility
Personal drive

You understand that taking responsibility for your successes and acknowledging when things go wrong will help you to constantly improve and achieve your career aims. By knowing your strengths and weaknesses, you give others confidence in your abilities.

Self-organisation
Self_organisation

You understand priorities and monitor your progress towards set objectives. By being well-organised and planning and managing your work efficiently, you make sure you always deliver quality work on time.

Our recruitment process

We’ve designed our application process to ensure you’ll know the outcome in no more than three months after the application deadline. The below shows a typical recruitment and selection process. This may be subject to change depending on government guidelines and restrictions in relation to COVID-19. You’ll be given full details of the process in relation to your own recruitment as appropriate.

     

    Intern retention

    Our investment in your training means we’ll do everything possible to continue your career with us after qualification. We carefully control the number of Trainees in the business to maximise retention. Resource planning ensures that you will be given the highest quality of work, which will stretch you further and allow you to quickly learn and develop.

    Continuous professional development

    After qualification, you can look forward to a variety of development opportunities that will enable you to become a specialist in your chosen area. With a wide range of courses available through the Pinsent Masons Academy, as well as in your practice area, you’ll have plenty of scope to develop your skills, add to your responsibilities and build a successful career.

     

    • How many Internships do you offer each year?

      Annually, we offer around 6 internships, although we review this regularly to make sure we're meeting the needs of our growing business.

       

    • Do I get to choose my department?

      You can let us know which seat you’d prefer and we’ll do our best to meet your request, in line with our business needs.

    • What is your retention rate?

      We aim to retain as many Trainees as possible and at the moment our retention rate is over 80%. We can only offer the positions which have been identified as part of our NQ process. That’s why we encourage you to keep an open mind about the practice area and location you’d like to qualify in.

     

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