Project and innovation graduate training programme

Do you love nothing more than a spreadsheet and a meticulously colour-coded calendar? We are offering a two-year training opportunity to potential project management superstars – people that thrive on forward-thinking and careful planning and can use this passion to help us deliver a fantastic service.

How long is the training programme?

Two years, full time.

Where is training programme based?

Cambridge or Birmingham, with additional travel to our other offices across the UK.

What happens during the training programme?

The programme is structured in a similar way to our award-winning training contract for legal graduates. One of the firm’s project advisors will be a key point of contact for you, providing supervision and mentoring throughout the two years.

Year 1

The aim of this year is to build your project management skills and get a good understanding of the world of law. You will:

  • Undergo structured and on-the-job project management training
  • Put learning into practice as a member of a number of business services teams
  • Work across a number of the firm’s areas of expertise, such as private wealth, real estate and food and beverage
  • Contribute to key internal projects, which could touch on the topics of client collaboration technologies, document automation and artificial intelligence

Year 2

You will be sponsored by Mills & Reeve to complete the combined PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course that gives a comprehensive overview of the PRINCE2® methodology – the most popular project management methodology in the UK.

It is anticipated that at the end of the two-year training programme you would apply for and be offered a role within one of the business services teams.

Why are we running the training programme?

Mills & Reeve might be a law firm, but it takes far more than lawyers to ensure we always provide an outstanding experience to our clients. We know that to achieve the best results we need excellent business services and project management professionals that apply the right processes, technology and resourcing. We have introduced this scheme to ensure that we are developing the people we need to grow our business.

When will we be recruiting for this training programme?

We anticipate to recruit for this programme every two years, so we will likely be recruiting in the autumn of 2020 for a start date in September 2021.

For more information, please download the full job description below.


For any enquiries please email our graduate recruitment team. A member of our team will get back to you shortly.



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