Talent knows no distinctions

We want to recruit the best people, so we’re working to ensure talented students and graduates from every background can access opportunities with us. 

Contextual recruitment

Not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper. That’s why we use Rare Recruitment's Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) to consider every student's achievements in context, helping to identify those with the greatest potential, from all backgrounds.

Disability confidence   

We have an open dialogue around disabilities from the start; whether it’s discussing concerns about the recruitment process or our working environment.

We partner with MyPlus consulting to make disability confidence part of our student recruitment strategy, beginning with attracting candidates, through to assessment and onboarding.

Diversity outreach

To provide opportunities for students from under-represented groups, we partner with Aspiring Solicitors (AS). As a result, we’re delighted that 50% of our training contract hires have made to AS members for the past two years.

Each year we host events in collaboration with Aspiring Solicitors, share our success stories with other firms and take part in the Professional Ambassadors programme which allows students to speak first-hand to our lawyers. Most recently, we have collaborated with Aspiring Solicitors on BASS, a Black Aspiring Solicitors Mentoring Scheme. We also have a series of professional ambassadors, all keen to support you.  

We are also partner members of myGwork, a business community for LGBT+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality.

Information you need to know

Our 2020 and 2021 trainee solicitor cohort diversity statistics:

  •  Law degree: 41%
  • Non-Law degree: 59%


  • Female: 54%
  • Male: 46%


University group

  • Russell group university: 72%
  • Non-Russell group: 28%


Race & ethnicity 
  • Asian: 5%
  • Black heritage: 3%
  • Mixed ethnicity: 18%
  • Other minority ethnicity: 3%
  • White: 71%

Inclusion at Taylor Wessing

Inclusion isn’t just lip service here. It’s key to who we are and all we do.

Find out more

Hear from our LGBT+ champion

Graduate recruitment team

Our graduate recruitment team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth and efficient recruitment process for all our graduates. If you have any questions about the summer vacation scheme or becoming a graduate at Taylor Wessing, please contact a member of the team or email us.