Jones Day Hong Kong

Our Distinct Training Contract Explained

Our Distinct Training Contract

How It's Different
At Jones Day Hong Kong we give our trainees two years' real responsibility. Our trainee system combines the advantages of a flexible non-rotational system with the benefits of a structured rotational programme. 

During your first year, you will rotate through three practice seats in order to gain solid exposure to both contentious and non-contentious matters.  Each seat will last for a period of four months.

The final 12 months of your training contract will consist of a “floating” seat, in which you will have the opportunity to work with the practices of your choice so that you can decide which area interests you the most. During this time, we will work closely with you to help you transition to the practice that you may eventually join as an associate.

Why It's Different
The system is designed to ensure that you develop strong legal skills and, at the same time, to equipment you with the experience and knowledge necessary to become a technically astute and commercially savvy lawyer upon your admission as a solicitor. You can look forward to quality training, opportunities to work on high-profile projects, exposure to clients, and a structured career progression after qualification.

During your time as a trainee, you can expect things such as:
Exposure to a broad range of top-quality regional an international work;
Opportunities to develop relationships with the Firm’s top-tier clients;
The perfect combination of a friendly and dynamic office environment with the established resources of a large global law firm;
“Real” work that puts you in contact directly with partners, associates, and clients; and
A culture that promotes individuality, flexibility, adaptability, and innovation.

Your Support Network
As a trainee, you will be assigned a buddy (usually a junior associate), a mentor (usually a senior associate or partner in your practice) and a supervising partner, who will integrate you into the Firm and meet with you regularly to discuss your growth and development with us.  

Compensation and Benefits
We offer our trainees a highly competitive salary, as well as other benefits, including medical, dental and life insurance.
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