Norton Rose Fulbright has revealed that its London-based trainees will be able to spend six months of their training contracts in Johannesburg, with Jo’burg trainees also able to second to London.
The firm has now transitioned to a four-seat training contract, having previously run a six-seat one.
The new scheme allows trainees to spend time in corporate, banking and dispute resolution and gives them a fourth option covering an international office, a client secondment or another spell in a London practice group.
Currently, London trainees are able to travel to offices in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo), the Middle East, Europe and Australia (Perth and Sydney).
Norton Rose Fulbright global director of people and development Andrew McEachern said: “As we continue to expand the practice, we are also developing the opportunities for our trainees and people.
“The new rotation between the UK and Johannesburg is very good news for an international and growing practice like ours; people spending time between our international offices allows us to strengthen our cultural alignment and understanding across the business.”