Training programme

Are you ready to take the next step in your legal career? Completing a training contract or qualified work experience with us will give you all the tools you need to become an expert lawyer in the investment management sector.

Why choose Cleveland & Co?

Surrounded by a diverse and supportive team, our training programme will offer you every opportunity to grow your skills and confidence.

From day one, you’ll be an integral part of the team and you will have the opportunity to share your ideas and opinions. Additionally, our training programme will not only offer you a wide variety of financial services work but will also cover company and commercial law.

At the end of the successful completion of your training contract or qualified work experience, we guarantee that you will be offered a Legal Counsel position with us.

Down to Earth

We pride ourselves on our flat structure and inclusive work environment, all team members regularly take lunch together, from trainees to general counsels, there is no hierarchy, everyone is a valued and important part of the Cleveland & Co team.

Dynamic Career Progression

As a small firm, there are greater opportunities for you to climb the ladder quickly. Promotion is not focussed on length of service, but on your contribution to the firm, your talent and your future potential. Additionally, we don’t offer a traditional partnership structure, because we think it’s much better to have the flexibility to promote team members in more progressive ways. Post qualification, lawyers typically progress from legal counsel, to senior legal counsel, then director and heads of roles, but career progression is not linear and has a strong focus on skill set, competency and building client relationships.

A Focus on your Achievements

We are a results-focussed firm; we value your output not the number of hours worked. We have some of the lowest billable hour targets in the industry and offer no set working hours, enabling team members to have more flexibility around their working day.

Our Clients

We have a diverse range of clients from boutique private equity firms to large asset managers, and during your training contract you will gain invaluable insight into how our clients’ businesses run. We encourage our trainees to build relationships with clients from early on enabling you to work closely with them and develop those important business development skills.  Please click here to see a selection of the clients we represent.

A Global Outlook

Our London and Sydney teams work very closely together, and you will have the opportunity to get involved in work for our Australian clients, as well as building strong ties with colleagues in Sydney. We also offer secondment opportunities between our offices and with plans to open a US office in the near future, you could also be going State side as part of your training contract with us.

Interested in learning more? Please click here to access more information about our training programme, including how to apply or contact our HR Manager, Sonica Choudhary. To view a detailed job description, please click here.