Spend one of your four seats at our office in Singapore and not only will you experience a total immersion in a vibrant culture, you’ll learn about the emerging Asian market, first-hand.
“The firm’s secondment opportunities were one of the main things that attracted me to Stephenson Harwood. In the Singapore office I was given a great deal of responsibility on transactions and was also able to get involved in a lot of the business development events. Highlights were definitely tackling a high ropes adventure course with clients and going on a dirt biking trip in Malaysia! Outside of the office, I have spent most of my free time trying local food or travelling with the Singapore trainee group to Malaysia, Bali, Hong Kong and even Taiwan.”
“I was really excited at the idea of working somewhere that, literally and figuratively, is a world away from London. I was looking forward to even more responsibility and client contact, which is exactly what I got. It was also a huge culture shock. I’ve lived abroad before, but nothing could have prepared me for such a vibrant mix of people and cultures. It was really easy to make the most of my free time with such a sociable bunch of trainees.”
"The chance to work in a growing financial hub and travel in South East Asia was a major draw for me. It's a close-knit office and I was given lots of responsibility. I experienced a huge variety of projects and clients. One morning I even came into the office to be told I needed to fly to Kuala Lumpur that day. In fact, weekend trips to Malaysia, Indonesia and Bali are the norm and the city fully deserves its title of the gateway to the East."
“It’s a fantastic time to be in Singapore right now and Asia in general. The entire region is experiencing such phenomenal growth and has such a positive view of the future. While I was there, I threw myself into every challenge and really tried to immerse myself in the local way of life. I enjoyed every minute and when I left I knew I’d become a better trainee lawyer with a clearer understanding of the values and issues of people in that part of the world. As well as experiencing an entirely different culture, it was fascinating to find out how the firm is viewed from outside the UK.”
I wanted to work for a firm that had an international presence, diverse practice areas, a small, close-knit trainee intake and a non-hierarchical culture. I got all that with Stephenson Harwood!
The firm is big enough to get great exposure to important clients, but small enough to make you feel valued.
Supervisors are always very good at providing you with a context within which to frame your thinking for a task. This really helps you to focus on understanding the bigger picture.
It is definitely a firm where you are given a lot of responsibility as a trainee. You are encouraged to ask lots of questions if you are unsure so that you learn a lot very quickly.
I have received on-the-job training through consistent partner supervision. I have been entrusted with high levels of responsibility throughout my training contract which has enabled me to develop at a much quicker pace.
The sports teams at Stephenson Harwood are a great way to meet colleagues from different practice groups and different roles at the firm.
Trainees are encouraged to see themselves as the future leaders of the firm.