Career Development

Career development is critical to everyone’s personal success as well as that of the firm. And in a high performance culture like ours, you’ll find support at every step to help you reach your goals.

Our career model sets out the key career levels at the firm from trainee all the way through to partner, and offers you:

  • Clarity on what is expected of lawyers at all levels, and the specific capabilities, behaviours and skills you need to demonstrate to progress at Simmons & Simmons
  • A structured framework to discuss performance (both at formal performance reviews and during informal feedback and coaching discussions throughout the year)
  • A clear way to monitor and track your progression to see where you’re doing well and where you need to develop further.
  • Guidance and inspiration for career development planning.

It also aims to help you to develop meaningful and stretching objectives at every stage of your career and get the most out of the performance management process.