Discover our programmes

Be part of a top ten global law firm where you can learn about the business of law and experience what it’s like to be a future facing lawyer.

We have programmes that last from a few days right up to six years. We welcome applications from students at school, college, or university, as well as graduates, postgraduates, mature students, and those looking to make a career change.

Work Experience

An exciting chance for school and college students to spend four days at CMS discovering and learning about the ever-changing world of law. You’ll also meet and work alongside our lawyers.

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Solicitor Apprenticeships

A six-year programme in which school and college leavers earn while they learn the skills needed to get a law degree and qualify as a solicitor.

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Insight Week

Our week long First Steps programme for students starting out at university. You will find out what life is really like at a future facing law firm with advice, mentoring, and training that could get you fast-tracked to an assessment day for the CMS Academy.

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Vacation Scheme

Our award-winning CMS Academy programme. Participants will learn the business of law and undertake a two-week internship in the office of their choice. On average, 90% of participants who complete the CMS Academy are offered a training contract with us.

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Training Contract

You will complete four six-month long seats in different areas of our business, including the opportunity to take a client secondment, or a secondment to a CMS international office or another of our UK based offices.

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