CMS Document and Design Programme

Discover the CMS Eagles programme
Our 12 month programme is a real job where you’ll learn, gain skills and get paid. Through work experience, mentoring and training you’ll acquire the right knowledge and expertise for a career in Business Services.

About CMS
We are a large full-service international law firm with more than 70 offices and over 4800 lawyers worldwide. We are committed to our clients, our people and our communities, investing time and sharing knowledge to create and sustain long-term relationships.

CMS is driven by technology and readily embraces developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About you
Are you eager to learn? Do you have a passion for people, getting involved, and understanding the functions of a business?

This programme is aimed at those who are recent graduates, seeking to gain experience in the business world, and who want to learn about what goes on behind the scenes to make companies work. The key attributes we are looking for are:

  • A can-do attitude: someone who is unafraid to get stuck in
  • A curious mind: we want you to ask questions and really love learning on the job
  • Computer literacy: some experience of common software such as Microsoft suite would be advantageous
  • Organisation skills: someone who is on top of their schedules, good at organising and prioritising tasks
  • Taking initiative: we want someone who can work and learn under their own motivation, seeking out opportunities and pursuing what interests them
  • Interpersonal skills: key to this programme is relationship-building. We want you to be open, friendly, and willing to work with a large variety of people
  • Communication skills: excellent verbal and written communication is vital to succeeding at CMS
  • Attention to detail: the ability to produce high quality, detail-oriented work

What will you get out of it?
Our recognised experts will train and educate you in each area, and pass on their skills and experience to help identify both what type of job suits you, and also what you would enjoy as a career. The salary will be £23,000.

The written word
In Document Production you’ll be part of a fast-paced team that our firm relies upon to design and build pitch, PowerPoint and legal documents for global household names in areas including Finance, TV and Media, Real Estate and. Under our guidance you’ll become an expert in-house stylist in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, helping to deliver hundreds of jobs every week.

You will also have the opportunity to gain exposure and experience with our Graphic Design Team, who create projects from firm-wide campaigns to websites, storyboarding and videos. You’ll be able to shadow projects and learn about the lifecycle of design jobs in a large-scale business.

Application of logic and crafting custom content
For the more tech-focused, Document Automation tech and logic has many applications in a variety of career paths. You’ll learn about coding practices, project planning, design and develop user interfaces, and leave with an enviable amount of real-world experience to show any prospective employer.

The Templates Team is a cornerstone for ensuring that our thousands of documents feel like they’re all part of the same CMS family. This requires a lot of planning and an understanding of the impact that even small changes can make. Here’s your opportunity to be part of a team that develops and refines the functionality of important documents, work with IT specialists and even train others to use your developed templates.


See the Job Description here.

Because this is an Eagles programme…

You will receive two weeks of high quality training immediately before you start your placement. Valued at over £2,000, this is designed to help you to develop the skills and qualities employers are looking for and to feel prepared and ‘day one ready’ for when the internship starts.

Training Programme
£2,000+ per head

Communication Skills
Business English
Personal Impact
Networking Skills
Managing your Manager
Project Management
Introduction to the City & financial services
Mental Health Awareness
Workload Management
Effective Teamwork
Excel and Outlook
Presentation Skills
Ethnicity, authenticity and identity

On-going Support

Recall days

Review meetings

Group support

Key dates

Applications are now closed

22nd June 2022 (midnight):  Deadline for applications

 27th, 28th and 29th June: Assessment days

15th – 26th August: Two weeks pre-placement training

30th August: Start of internships at CMS

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