Becoming a Legal Trainee at Oracle United Kingdom
By firstname.lastname@example.org on Oct 12, 2010
Hello, I am Andrea and I graduated in 2009 from Cambridge with a Masters Degree in International Business Law (LL.M.) and now I am working as a Legal Trainee at Oracle in Reading in the UK. Oracle advertised my position on www.absolventa.de and after several telephone interviews in German as well as in English, I was invited to a video conference to “meet” my future/current manager.
I am assisting the Senior Employment Counsel EMEA in researching employment law queries across EMEA and preparing employment law templates, contracts and compromise agreements. In particular, I have worked on various projects related to the Sun Microsystems Acquisition, which has been very challenging and exciting. I have also been responsible for organizing international conference calls with multiple parties across EMEA. This position offers me great opportunities to communicate and network with colleagues and outside counsel all over EMEA. I have also had the chance to attend legal seminars provided by magic circle law firms and I was invited to the ILO (International Law Office) Awards Dinner 2010, as our team was nominated for an award. I strongly believe that my current position paves the pathway to a rewarding career.
However, the highest reward is the trust I have gained amongst my colleagues – trust, leading to higher responsibilities and working on more and more challenging matters.
I am sure you are curious how the life in Reading is? Life in Reading suits pretty much everybody. It is a medium-sized town with beautiful countryside. Conveniently, London is only 25 minutes away by train. As a university town, Reading has plenty of pubs, clubs and social activities. Working at Oracle also has other benefits such as social events and discounted gym membership. When you arrive, make sure you do not confuse Oracle Corporations with ‘The Oracle’, which is a shopping mall in the town centre ;-)
If you want to learn more about our open positions at Oracle you can have a look at http://campus.oracle.com .