Trainees Business Development Opportunities - FTC

London (Greater)
15 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Future Trainee Solicitor? If so we have valuable opportunities within our Business Development, Marketing & Communications team that could be of interest. About the roles These roles act as a great opportunity for you to gain an understanding of how CMS works, to build relationships and to understand the key drivers that really matter to clients. You will get the chance to work with teams in all of our offices with many members of staff across both legal and business teams.

We currently have opportunities for future trainees in roles within our Business Development team: a Pitch Assistant; Client Service Assistant and Business Development Assistant.

These roles are to join us for a period of 6-12 months. If you have completed your studies and find yourself available for work then these are the ideal roles for you to kick start your career.
Pitch Assistant: Working as part of the New Business team on the firm's most important strategic pitches with partners from across the firm. In practice this means helping to craft compelling propositions and pitch documents that help win more work from new and existing clients at profitable levels.

Client Management Assistant: Working as part of the Client Management team to support a number of the firm's strategic key accounts in the management and further development of the client relationship. The role will also involve developing areas of the firm's innovative client engagement strategy.

Business Development Assistant: To help a dedicated practice group and sector business development team (focused on the disputes, commercial, competition and IP teams as well as the TMT and life sciences & healthcare sectors) with a variety of business development projects and initiatives to help support and drive the firm's sector focus and client-centric strategy.
About you You will hold a degree or equivalent and ideally have secured a Training Contract. You may have experience of working within a legal or professional services environment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a strong academic background. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative whilst working on multiple tasks. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines. Exceptional communication, verbal and written skills are necessary, as is the ability to work well in a team.

About us

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics").

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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