Eversheds Sutherland represents the combination of two firms with a shared culture and commitment to client service excellence. We are each known for our commercial awareness and industry knowledge and for providing innovative and tailored solutions for every client.

Increasing globalization has changed the nature of business. It has also changed the type of advice our clients need. Eversheds Sutherland was formed with this in mind. As our clients expand globally, we are with them. Our lawyers around the globe are united by our vision, values and understanding of our clients’ businesses and their needs. They provide legal advice of the highest quality whether they are operating within country or across borders from our 63 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

We consider every opportunity and issue with the same energy and creative, proactive approach. This can involve developing efficient structures for business transactions, devising novel case strategies in litigation and being at the forefront of new legal developments. We also offer a unique project management approach that enables us to deliver complex, multi-jurisdictional legal services through a single point of contact, providing efficiency and certainty for our clients.

Above all, we listen to our clients. Our solutions-oriented, service-led approach attracts clients faced with issues and opportunities that demand in-depth understanding of business, specific industry knowledge and the ability to manage substantial matters across borders.

School leaver opportunities

There are currently no school leaver programme offered by Eversheds Sutherland.


The Trailblazer level seven solicitor apprenticeships herald a new era in solicitor training. Offered in conjunction with BPP University Law School, they provide the chance to qualify as a solicitor following a six-year programme of work-based learning and part-time study. Qualification is based on assessment from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and will result in the award of an LLB.

The level seven apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor whilst earning a salary rather than paying the tuition fees required for full-time study. It also represents a chance to forge a long-term career at one of the world’s largest law firms

Salary & benefits

Salary starts at £17,200 London and £15,200 outside London. Other benefits include 26 days annual leave, pension contribution scheme, discounted gym membership options and other flexible benefits.


Candidates looking to apply must have five GCSEs grade A-C including Maths and English and be predicted or have achieved 300 UCAS points across three A-Levels (or equivalent) and for 2017 candidates with new UCAS system 120 UCAS points across 3 A-Levels.


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Eversheds Sutherland United Kingdom
19 Dec, 2019
Work Experience Schemes
What does a career in law involve? What’s the difference between a barrister and a solicitor? What would I do day to day? Am I good enough? Should I go to university or do an apprenticeship? Who can I talk to?  Have you asked yourself some or all of these questions? If so, then our Unlocked Programme is right for you. This innovative programme is aimed at students who have academic potential and an interest in law, but who may believe that a legal career is out of their reach. We're here to prove that it isn't.  It is aimed at state school students in their first year of A-Levels, with mainly GCSE 9 - 6/A* - B grades, little or no family history of higher education and a genuine interest in law - and lots of enthusiasm.  You see, we're passionate about opening up legal careers to the best and brightest young minds - especially students, like you, who may not share the typical background of most legal professionals.  You attend a state school, for example. You may be the very first person in your family destined to go to university. You could come from a disadvantaged community.  Over the course of three days spent at one of our offices, you will engage in a range of different activities to help you think about the actions you need to take to get to where you want to be in your career, both in the short term and the long term.  The programme will:  • Dispel myths about what it's like to work in a major law firm.  • Give you the chance to interact with current apprentices, trainees, partners, clients and barristers.  • Explore the benefits of setting ambitious but achievable goals.  • Offer advice on different ways of entering a firm.  • Support you with one-to-one coaching sessions.  • Help you develop non-academic strengths such as communication skills.  In short, Eversheds Sutherland Unlocked will actively engage you, inform you and inspire you to start your journey into law, whichever route you decide to take.  It's informative. It's interesting. It's useful. And, most importantly, it's fun. So why not get some brilliant experience and explore what a law career looks like from the inside out?  This programme will run on the following dates in the locations listed below:  Birmingham – 6 – 8 April 2020 Cardiff – 18 – 20 February 2020 Leeds – 7 – 9 April 2020 London – 14 – 16 April 2020 Manchester – 15 – 17 April 2020 Newcastle – 18 – 20 February 2020 Nottingham – 18 – 20 February 2020  Eversheds Sutherland Unlocked is aimed at state school students in their first year of A-Levels, with mainly GCSE 9-6/A* or B grades, little or no family history of higher education and a genuine interest in law - and lots of enthusiasm.  At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require.  As part of the application form, you will be required to answer three strengths-based questions of 300 words each. Please ensure that you read through the Candidate Strengths Briefing beforehand via the link below.