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International law firm CMS offers a deep local market understanding with a global perspective, focused on building strong relationships with their clients, their people, their industry sectors, and wider communities. The firm has more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide.

Top three things they look for in graduates

  • Commercial awareness
  • Enthusiasm/passion for law
  • Being a well-rounded individual

Recruitment cycle dates

Typically for their graduate and undergraduate opportunities, they are open for applications every year from September until December.

To apply for a training contract at CMS you will need to complete the CMS Academy Programme (Vacation Scheme)

Moving from the LPC to the SQE: 2023.

Business Development & Marketing Graduate Programme

The CMS Business Development and Marketing Graduate Programme is a two-year programme learning about and experiencing different areas of the firm and how business development and marketing drives their success and that of their clients. The programme content will give you experiences and help you develop skills that are transferable across global professional services industries.

How to contact them

Name of recruiter: Kat Crisp, Early Talent Acquisition Manager – email [email protected]

For more information visit their website:

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