Associate / Mid-level associate – Banking - Derivatives focussed
Are you an experienced banking lawyer who stepped away from a career in a private practice? Did you gain experience working in banking with a derivatives focus prior to your leaving? Perhaps you took a complete break, or perhaps went freelance and got stuck working below your potential. Do you find yourself considering a return, motivated by the desire to get your career back on track, the opportunity for further personal development and, frankly, doing more rewarding work?
The Reignite Academy is a flexible, development-focused programme that helps City trained lawyers return to careers in private practice. Our member law firm is a leading US firm who has supported the Reignite Academy since its conception.
They presently have another opportunity for a Reignite Associate to join their Banking derivatives finance team. The successful candidate will have:
- Proven experience gained in a leading private practice city firm
- Have gained at least 3 to 4 years of experience working in banking prior to career break with specific emphasis on derivatives.
- Be keen to re-establish their private practice career in a leading banking team
What support is on offer?
The programme is designed to be a supportive way for you to return to your career. Support is available at each step of the way. First interviews include guidance and coaching on career plans and ensuring your CV best represents you. Upon offer with a member firm you will be supported with pre-commencement training, and a further 3 personal one-to-one coaching sessions over the next 6 months. In addition you will be part of a cohort of people who are all in similar career stages to yourself, providing you with a great support network.
What candidates said about the programme?
“This is an incredible opportunity to get my city career back on track: everyone involved has been able to see beyond what looks like a strangely shaped CV and unusual career path. And yet for me, taking a break enabled me to come back stronger. I’m grateful for the chance and can’t wait to get started.”
“I can’t believe that people were willing to look at me with such a long gap on my CV. And I’m so incredibly grateful and excited”