The CMS Academy is the main route to a training contract at CMS. Our next generation vacation scheme offers a unique launch pad for your career in law. You will gain real experience in a working environment and the skills you need to succeed as a trainee at a future-focused firm. You’ll interact with experts ranging from neuroscientists to consultants in artificial intelligence – true specialists who are leaders in their fields. In essence, you will learn the future and the business of law, and work towards securing a training contract with CMS.
The CMS Academy is split into two parts: one week of training on the business of law, and a two-week internship.
You will meet with clients, network with lawyers at every level of the business, work on projects and debate with thought leaders in the legal and industry sectors. All programme participants will be invited to an open day at our London office before the programme begins, so you can find out more about how to best prepare for the CMS Academy. On successful completion of the programme, you may be offered a training contract with us.
This year, we're also offering a Training Contract in Dubai, beginning with the CMS Academy. You'll attend training on the business of law in our London offices, followed by a two-week internship in the UAE.
Expand your expertise with the CMS Academy.
Do you have what it takes?
We want people who will drive our business forward. You should embrace complex situations, take the initiative and use your common sense to find realistic commercial solutions.
Our assessment process includes an online test. You can take a practice test here.
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