Returner Opportunities for Lawyers

London, Surrey & Bristol
20 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021

Opportunities for Lawyers: London, Surrey & Bristol

Are you a qualified lawyer who has had time out and who is looking to return?  Or perhaps you are still working but in a role isn’t maximising your potential.

The Reignite Academy is here to help you kickstart the next phase of your legal career.  We have  opportunities across a number of practice areas. Our clients all support flexible working, with most roles being available on a 4 day a week basis, with some of those days being work from home.

About you

You will have qualified in a City firm and had at least two years post qualification experience within private practice.  You may have taken a complete career break or, alternatively may be working in a different role or in a job that is currently below your potential.

Our aim is to help you reignite your legal career and enable you to fulfil your potential.

The Programme

The programme connects you with member firms who recognise the value you add.  You will be provided with six months paid work experience, comprehensive induction and training, supported by our unique Reignite Academy coaching, mentoring and support. You will join along side others in the same situation and will form a supportive cohort of returners.

Areas of expertise

There are multiple positions available for returning lawyers across a wide range of practice areas including:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate - including M&A, private equity and equity capital markets
  • Data Protection/Data Privacy
  • Derivatives & Structured Finance
  • Employment
  • Funds
  • Asset Finance
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Real estate/Real estate finance
  • Tax
  • Investment Management
  • Private Client

The Support We Provide

After initial screening, successful applicants will be invited to a one-to-one career planning session where you will have the opportunity to learn more about what’s involved. Coaching on interview preparation, CV writing and LinkedIn profiling will also be provided.

Successful candidates will be offered a six month contract with their chosen member firm. The Academy will then focus on delivering the right training to candidates in order to make their six month experience a success.

Whilst there is no guarantee of a permanent placement at the end of the six months, it is the goal of the programme with 85% of previous programme participants receiving an ongoing offer of employment at the end of the six months. 

What candidates have said about the programme?

“This is an incredible opportunity to get my city career back on track: everyone involved has been able to see beyond what looks like a strangely shaped CV and unusual career path.  And yet for me, taking a break enabled me to come back stronger. I’m grateful for the chance and can’t wait to get started.”

“Technology has made working flexibly so much easier even in law firms and, whilst the lockdown has been so tough on so many, I know remote working has made my transition back to the world of work so much easier than it would normally have been – no 2-hour commute each way and only the prospect of 2 days a week in the office in the future – it makes life so much easier especially for single parents and primary care-givers who work.

“I can’t believe that people were willing to look at me with such a long gap on my CV.  And I’m so incredibly grateful and excited”

To apply please visit our site by clicking the apply button