Training Contracts

Applications for the McGuireWoods London LLP’s 2025 Training Contract Programme have now closed. Applications for our 2026 Training Contract Programme will go live on 1 September 2024.

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.

McGuireWoods Offices


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 responsible.
  • 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 referral services.
  • 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 benefits.
  • 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, too.
  • 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 basis.
  • 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 expense reimbursement.

For complete details on applicant disclosures, please click here.