CMS on campus

There are so many ways you can get to know CMS, the modern law firm – at an open day, on a vacation scheme or on your campus. We are currently finalising a our campus events for September 2016 onwards and will update all of the details on this page. We are looking forward to meeting you on campus soon.

You can also get insight into the firm directly from your student peers who partner with CMS throughout the campus season. These students are called CMS Brand Ambassadors and you will find them at universities up and down the country bringing CMS to life at their universities.

CMS Brand Ambassadors

 

CMS Brand Ambassadors play a crucial role in raising the profile of CMS at universities across the UK. Working with the CMS graduate recruitment team and a dedicated CMS university team, student ambassadors help to plan, organise, promote and deliver CMS events. They distribute posters, fliers, social content and emails among their peers, and also act as a point of contact on-campus for anyone interested in applying to the firm.

Our Brand Ambassadors are also tasked to evaluate CMS’s and competitor’s marketing activities on-campus and write up two detailed reports towards the end of their assignment with us. They also often assist with the recruitment of the next CMS Brand Ambassador and arranging a handover meeting, but their journey with CMS does not finish there, most of our Brand Ambassadors join CMS as vacation students or trainees.

Why Become a CMS Brand Ambassador?

 

From financial to professional incentives, there are lots of great reasons to become a CMS Brand Ambassador. As one you’ll receive:

  • Fast-track to one of the Training Contract or Vacation Scheme assessment centres
  • Working 40 hours over the academic year (peak September to February – £15 per hour/£600 in total)
  • A network of professional contacts within CMS and the chance to learn about the legal sector
  • An excellent experience to add to your CV

Full details of the role along with the current universities we are seeking Brand Ambassadors from can be found below. Our application process closes on the 31st July.

About CMS
 
It’s the 21st century and law practise is changing fast, but nowhere faster than at CMS. We reject ‘old-fashioned’, we refuse ‘outdated’ and instead embrace new technologies and modern ways of working across our 34 international locations. However, something that hasn’t changed over our history is our total dedication to our clients and our people.
 
Our people-focused approach attracts some of the world’s biggest organisations and the world’s best talent – it is what has helped us become the 6th largest elite corporate law firm in the world. Appealing to the best and brightest people starts at universities, so we invest in a student brand ambassador programme to spread our message and build successful relationships with students on campuses up and down the UK.
 
We seek ambassadors from the following universities in the UK:
 
England

  • University of Bristol

  • University of Cambridge

  • Imperial College London

  • University College London

  • London School of Economics

  • University of Nottingham

  • University of Oxford

  • University of Warwick


Scotland

  • University of Aberdeen

  • University of Dundee

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Glasgow

  • University of Strathclyde


Who can apply?

  • First and second year students in England and second and third year students in Scotland

  • Students studying towards any degree discipline in England and LLB in Scotland with predicted 2:1 or above

  • Students with 320 UCAS points across 3 A-Levels in England, or from 5th year Scottish Highers (4 A’s/ A, 3 B’s & C/ 2 A’s, 2 B’s & C etc).


What is the application process?

  • Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to grad.rec@cms-cmck.com

  • Application deadline: 31st July 2016

  • Telephone interview and face to face interview at CMS’s offices


What are we looking for?

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Professional manner and strong interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills

  • Passion for a career in law.


What will the position involve?

  • Working with the graduate recruitment team and a dedicated CMS university team to improve brand awareness on campus

  • Helping plan, organise, promote and deliver CMS events

  • Distributing relevant marketing information such as posters, flyers and emails to generate interest in the firm

  • Acting as a point of contact for any students interested in applying and providing regular updates to both dedicated graduate officer and the CMS university team

  • Using social media to facilitate interaction between students and CMS

  • Writing 2 detailed reports providing feedback on competitor activity on campus, the perception of the firm’s brand and the events organised

  • Assisting in recruiting the next brand ambassador and arrange a handover meeting.


What are the benefits?

  • Guaranteed fast track to one of the Training Contract or Vacation Scheme assessment days

  • Working 40 hours over the academic year (peak September to February - £15 per hour/£600 in total)

  • Establishing professional contacts within CMS, developing your social network and learning about the legal sector - an excellent experience to add to your CV

  • Reimbursement for travel expenses incurred during the application process

  • Training will be provided in September.

Events Calendar

oct '16


25

17:30 - 20:00

LSE

Law Fair

Senior Dining Room and Senior Common Room, Floor 5, Old Building

26

18:30 - 20:30

Imperial, LSE, UCL, KCL

Employer Presentation 

CMS London, 78 Cannon Street, London 

27

11:00 - 15:00

All Universities

Diversity Open Day

Olswang, 90 High Holborn, London

nov '16


07

18:00 - 20:00

LSE

LGBT Careers Networking Session

11

11:00 - 14:00

Aspiring Solicitors

Nabarro LLP 

16

13:00 - 15:00

LSE

Skill Session

54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London School of Economics and Political Science, London WC2A 3LJ

17

10:00 - 14:00

All Uni’s

Social Mobility Careers Fair

Central Hall Westminster, SW1H 9NH

dec '16


01

10:00 - 16:00

All Uni’s

Open Day

Cannon Place, London

06

10:00 - 16:00

All Uni’s

Open Day

Cannon Place, London

jan '17


01

10:00 - 16:00

All Uni’s

Open Day 

Cannon Place, London

'17