Linklaters launches global trainee orientation programme

Linklaters has introduced a bespoke programme, which saw its trainee solicitors and junior associates from its global network take part in a training week.

The New Lawyers Global Orientation Programme was created by the firm in collaboration with the College of Law (CoL) to strengthen relationships between the magic circle firms trainees and junior lawyer from across the globe.

A series of workshops and presentations were organised at Linklaters head office in London for participants covering a range of issues including drafting and research skills and global legal systems.

The 135 trainees and junior associates were also encouraged to use the programme to get to know each other and build strong internal networks.

Head of learning and development at Linklaters Wendy Tomlinson said: Evening activities like dinners were organised for participants as well as a team building session where they had to take part in a treasure hunt around the City.

The programme was such a success that Linklaters will now be running it twice a year for its trainees and junior associates – the next being organised for March 2009.

Tomlinson added: It was a great opportunity for them to learn about Linklaters core values and what its like to be a lawyer at the firm but also to meet their fellow colleagues from around the world.