When you apply to join us, or during your interview, please let us know which practice group you would like to join.
If you’re not certain of your preferred specialist area at this stage, don’t worry, you won’t be boxed in. In addition to training in your chosen primary practice area, you will also be given exposure in at least one other area. If you have no preference at all, we assess your personality and work with you to identify an area of practice you may be suited to.
And if, after starting in one practice area, you realise that it is not the right kind of work for you, we’ll do our best within the bounds of the Firm’s needs to accommodate a switch.
There are three broad aspects to your training at Rajah & Tann:
Care and nurture
You know it’s going to be hard work and we don’t pretend otherwise, but we do our best to provide a good balance of fun, camaraderie and support.
Everyone in the firm is on first name terms, and we're proud of our most senior lawyers' commitment to taking a personal role in the development of our trainees and associates. You'll find that all our partners are happy to take the time to teach you the finer points of the law and commercial practice - not something that happens in every law firm.
We constantly seek opportunities to offer both local and overseas secondments for promising associates who have workedwith us for a reasonable period. We not only want to equip you with the skills you need to achieve your aspirations, but to spur you onto greater heights in your career.
At Rajah & Tann, we expect a great deal from our people, at all levels. In return for their talent and dedication, we ensure that they are appropriately rewarded, both financially and in terms of the generous range of benefits they receive.
As a trainee with Rajah & Tann, you'll enjoy an attractive package that includes:
We believe in working and playing hard and seek to encourage a balanced lifestyle. That is why we were the first major law firm to introduce a flexible dress code. It is also why we were the first firm to have a dedicated in-house café and lounge area, more affectionately known to our lawyers and staff as The Courtyard.
The typical day at Rajah & Tann starts with breakfast served at The Courtyard. Everyone, from the Managing Partner to our newest trainee, can feel at home at The Courtyard, sipping their morning cuppa or tucking into their morning sustenance.
At lunch or in the evenings after work, those of us with energy to spare battle it out on the foosball or ice hockey tables. It's a great way to bond or, simply to blow off some steam after a hard day’s work.
Because we understand the importance of building strong interpersonal relationships, we organise social activities for our trainees and lawyers in informal settings. It is one of our traditions that at such functions, roles are reversed occasionally and trainees become the organisers for some of our annual bashes. Again, we believe that this is a great way for our trainees to feel at home with us and vice versa.
Rajah & Tann Asia thrives on a people-centric philosophy. We believe that human capital is essential to our ability to deliver exceptional services to our clients and we adhere unwaveringly to our values of treating our people as our most valuable resource.
The Rajah & Tann Asia Academy launched in 2019, is part of that commitment to the professional growth of our regional community. The RTA Academy provides the platform virtual and in-person regional growth opportunities focused on enhancing our talent pool with knowledge, and professional skills and competencies.
More opportunities to learn and grow, connect and engage with each other.
Better opportunities to take professional growth engagements to a whole new level with diverse tech-tools that give each learner control of what and how they learn.
The RTA Academy: Since we have the will, we will pave the way.