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Information Services Trainee - Fieldfisher

Contract typeFixed-term
SalaryCompetitive salary & benefits
Closing date25 August 2016
Contact nameLaura Chen-Hoyle
Recruitment Advisor

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over 13 locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Paris, London, Munich, Manchester, Rome, Milan, Venice, Turin, Silicon Valley and Shanghai.

Department and background

The firm's award winning Knowledge & Information Services (K&IS) team currently consists of six members of staff who operate a busy and dynamic enquiry/research service supporting all of Fieldfisher's offices. In addition to the enquiry service the team produce regular current awareness and business intelligence reports in accordance with the needs of the lawyers and their clients. The K&IS team also offers training in legal research and use of online databases to staff.

We are looking for a highly organised and motivated Knowledge & Information Services Trainee with strong customer service skills to join the team.

This role is aimed at graduates who wish to gain relevant experience prior to studying for a postgraduate course in Library and Information Services.

This role is aimed at giving the individual the opportunity of working for an international law firm, whilst providing administrative support to the information services team to ensure the smooth running of this service.


Journal Administration

  • Maintain circulations lists on Library Management system.
  • Circulate subscribed journals.
  • Assist the Information Officer to liaise with subscription agent.

Current Awareness

  • Produce tailored daily and weekly news bulletins

Collection Management

  • Maintenance of all satellite libraries.


  • File and update looseleafs.


  • Cataloguing all titles purchased.
  • Assist the Information Officer processing invoices.

Areas this role may expand into:

  • Legal & business research
  • Assisting with training

Key skills and experience

  • Must be educated to degree level and plan to study a postgraduate course in Library and Information Services.
  • Good IT skills e.g. Word, Excel
  • Excellent relationship building skills with ability to deal with staff at all levels.
  • Good prioritisation, organisation and administrative skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail. Accuracy is essential, especially when carrying out routine tasks
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a team; a willingness to support the overall objectives of the team and enhance its reputation within the firm.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative, yet ask for assistance when unsure.
  • Flexible, customer-focussed approach.

To apply for this role please visit our website:

Fieldfisher LLP aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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