Applications for the McGuireWoods London LLP's 2024 Training Contract Programme has now closed. Applications for our 2025 Training Contract Programme will go live on 1 September 2023.
McGuireWoods is committed to excellence and to helping our clients achieve their goals. Integral to that mission are the contributions of our paralegals, professionals and administrative staff.
As we seek the best talent, we understand that they want the best opportunities, a stimulating, flexible work environment, and plenty of resources to help them grow their skills and enhance their careers.
We recognize excellence through various programs that reward people who serve our clients in new and better ways.
We truly care about the health and well-being of our staff and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. At McGuireWoods, we care about our work, our clients and each other.
We care about you, your family and your career. McGuireWoods is committed to
providing the very best employee experience drawing upon people with diverse
backgrounds. We provide the resources people need to focus on client service and
their careers as well as balance their home and work lives.
We provide for your basic needs:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
The firm offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage and health
savings accounts to eligible employees and their families.
- Dependent Care
The firm offers flexible spending accounts in the U.S. and child care
vouchers in the U.K. that allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for
dependent care — a child or disabled adult (in the U.S.) for whom you are
- Life and Accident Insurance
The firm automatically provides group term life insurance for all eligible
employees at no cost to the individual employee. Supplemental Life &
Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance plans also are available.
And for when you need a little extra support:
- Back-Up Care
This program is designed to provide support and alternative services to
employees who experience a temporary interruption in their normal care
arrangements, whether that's a parent or a child. The service even provides
assistance for care arrangements for our four-legged family members.
- Employee Assistance Program
This resource offers employees and their eligible dependents confidential
professional counseling as well as legal and financial consulting and
- Health Advocate
This service provides U.S.-based attorneys and staff with expert help and
support on a variety of healthcare needs, from finding doctors and
specialists to assisting with eldercare issues to maximizing health-related
- Adoption Assistance
The firm recognizes that people take different avenues in forming their
families. For those seeking to start or expand their family through
adoption, the firm provides eligible employees with financial assistance to
help with related expenses.
Or when you need time for yourself, your family or your community:
- Annual Leave
The firm provides a generous paid time-off bank for vacation, sick and
personal time. Additionally, new parents are able to take paid parental
leave to bond with their newborns.
- Paid Service Days
In support of our core value of community, the firm allows full-time
employees paid time to engage in voluntary service to the community.
- Pro Bono Opportunities
As part of our commitment to clients and community service, our lawyers are
involved in significant pro bono work, including death penalty cases, child
support enforcement prosecutions, housing law cases, battered spouse
representations, wills and powers of attorney, court-appointed criminal
defense, and general counseling for nonprofit groups. Our values shine
bright when we engage with pro bono clients and it’s incredibly rewarding,
- Wellness Program
When it comes to improving your health, you don’t have to do it alone. Our
wellness programs are designed to support employees and their families as
they make lasting healthy changes. There is a range of online tools such as
wellness challenges and workshops, healthy recipes and other resources to
help you manage your health.
And for the times when you just want to focus on your career and your future:
- Retirement Savings Plan
The firm offers savings plans enabling participants to provide for future
retirement security through voluntary pre-tax and/or Roth contributions. The
firm also makes competitive contributions to employee accounts on an annual
- Educational Assistance
We are committed to helping employees further their careers through formal
education. The firm provides tuition reimbursement for those seeking to
enhance their performance or develop their career.
- Professional Development Opportunities and Budgets
We recognize professionals must commit to continuous learning to thrive and
succeed. The firm provides an array of courses, seminars and online learning
opportunities for professional and administrative staff to remain relevant
in a fast-moving field. Attorneys also have budgets to pursue continuing
education and our new attorneys can take advantage of bar review tuition and
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