Kennedys has rolled out its first overseas secondment for trainee solicitors, offering the chance to work in its Hong Kong office.
The law firm has introduced the three-month seat in a bid to broaden its current trainee secondment offering.
Graduate recruitment advisor Rowena Bubb said: “It was very much part of an overall trainee review. As an international law firm we want to offer overseas opportunities to our trainees.”
“We want to broaden our trainees’ experience. The [Hong Kong] secondment provides greater exposure to different areas of law because it is a smaller team,” she added.
Current Kennedys trainees vying for a spot in September have until July to complete their applications, which invites them to put together a business case. The trainee solicitors will also be judged on their performance in the first year of their training contract.
Bubb added that Kennedys is hoping to expand the overseas secondments to some of its other international offices in the near future. This will be confirmed later in the year.
Kennedys’ other international offices include Australia, Dubai, Ireland, Miami, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore and Spain.