#SpotlightonEmployers | CMS Scotland

About CMS Scotland

CMS is an international law firm that advises national and international businesses on how to consolidate or expand, reinforce their defenses and seek new opportunities. As legal advisers and business partners, the firm is committed to helping clients mitigate risk, benefit from innovation, and find new ways to succeed.  With 80 offices around the world and over 250 lawyers across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, CMS Scotland brings a global perspective to benefit clients within the Scottish business community.

A core value of this firm is the culture that encourages authenticity, respects inclusion, supports diversity and celebrates individuals and their unique backgrounds.

Recently ranked #13 in the Social Mobility Employability Index 2021, CMS believes that a career in law should be open to everyone with the right talents. Through a number of initiatives, the firm attracts and develops a new generation of the brightest and most creative legal minds

Young people can benefit from any of these social mobility opportunities at CMS to build a legal career.

CMS Prime Work Experience Programme

CMS is a founding member of PRIME, an alliance of law firms across the UK committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience. Each year CMS supports around 50 school and college students who might think a career in law is out of reach.  The week-long programme is packed with opportunities for students to experience how a legal practice works. meet new people and develop skills that employers are looking for.

To learn more about our programme, criteria and how to apply, please click here.  If applications are currently closed, you can also register your interest here.

CMS Law Scholarships

CMS Law Scholarships scheme is open to Year 12 students in England & Wales, Year 13 students in Northern Ireland and S5/S6 students in Scotland onto the path to the legal profession by providing financial support, mentoring support and paid work experience.

This scheme has recorded an outstanding success as beneficiaries have proceeded to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

To find out more about this programme, criteria and how to apply, please click here.  If applications are currently closed, you can also register your interest here.

#CMSBuildingBetterFutures Hub

The #CMSBuildingBetterFutures Hub is a resource centre providing support to secondary school students to develop the key skills required for further education and the world of work. The Hub provides insights into CMS, the workings of the legal industry, and some of the many different roles and careers within a commercial law firm. Please click here to access the Hub.

For more information on Early Talent Opportunities at CMS, click here to learn more.