For lawyers ready to reclaim their career

The Reignite Academy provides opportunities for experienced lawyers to return to the profession after a career hiatus, through a six month paid programme of training and work experience.

The Academy is a unique collaboration between Inclusivity, She’s Back, and the XX Advantage and has six founding Law Firms committed to providing opportunities to enable you to reignite your career.

The Programme

Qualified lawyers who trained with city firms and who have taken a break from their careers will be invited to join a six month programme with one of the participating firms. The application process launches in September and successful applicants will begin work in January 2019.

The Academy is open to anyone who trained with a city firm and who is looking to return after a career hiatus.  The doors will be open to people who have taken a complete career break and also to those who have not had complete breaks but who have been under-employed or taken positions considerably below their potential, often due to the barriers faced when re-entering the workforce after a career break.

Applicants need not have trained at one of the founder firms and will be provided with a comprehensive induction, training and coaching programme to support their return.

Areas of expertise

The founding members have identified a number of practice areas where there are opportunities for returning lawyers.

  • Antitrust / Competition
  • Banking & Finance
    • General
    • Asset Finance
    • Derivatives & Trading
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Corporate – broad interest in this area across public M&A/ECM, private M&A, joint ventures, private equity
  • Data Privacy
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Real estate

After initial screening, successful applicants will be invited to a face to face workshop where they will have the opportunity to learn more about what’s involved. Coaching on interview preparation, CV writing and LinkedIn profiling will also be provided.

Successful candidates will be offered a six month contract with their chosen member firm. The Academy will then focus on delivering the right training to candidates and clients in order to make their six month experience a success.

To apply, or to learn more about the Reignite Academy, click here

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