What you can expect
There’s a lot to look forward to as a trainee at Stephenson Harwood. Top quality international work across a range of sectors is just the start. An environment that balances cutting-edge work with a respectful, friendly culture is also a huge plus. As is the chance to prove yourself on client secondment and make a name for yourself from day one.
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.