Learning and Development

Learning & Development at Bird & Bird

We know you’re looking for support to be the best lawyer or business services professional you can be.

We know that having access to world class development throughout your career is vital for that. You expect it – and our clients deserve it because it means as a firm, we can provide a constant focus on professional and personal growth.

That focus helps us ensure we’re at the cutting edge of the sectors and issues that matter to our clients.We have developed an extensive global curriculum so joining our firm means you’ll have access to frequent training and development sessions, along with helpful online resources. Which you will be ablet to learn alongside your role responsibilities flexibly, and to suit you.

Taking advantage of our extensive and varied programme will help you to broaden and deepen your internal network as you learn alongside your global peers. You will have access to world class trainers to build your professional skills and know-how. And because you’ll join a global firm, your experience of development will also be global.

Many of our local offices have additional programmes dealing with specific jurisdiction, technical and team related content to spark your interest. And technical legal and language training is provided locally by our world class faculty.

We pride ourselves in supporting the progression of all our people. And we want everyone across our firm to feel that as individuals, they can support our firm-wide focus on a diversity, inclusion and belonging. And as part of creating a diverse and inclusive culture we want to enable you to be and develop your true-self, which is why you will have access to our global mentoring programme. And why we also have additional programmes to support initiatives such as: The Global Women’s Development Programme and Future Leaders.

Of course, formal learning sessions are only part the picture. You can also expect to have stimulating client work to learn ‘on-the-job’ alongside our exceptional people, with informal coaching from experienced and talented line-managers built-in.