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Life at Kennedys

At Kennedys, our global strength is centred around how talented and important each and every one of our employees is. This is reflected in our culture and we think it is crucial that you enjoy the work you do and your working environment.

Working at Kennedys is exciting, fast paced and varied.  We recognise that it is important for you to have a work life balance that allows you the flexibility to live your life. This is possible with our hybrid working policy which will allow you, unless your role requires you to be office based, to enjoy a split of home and office working. When we are working in the office, to ensure we are always approachable, one of our core values, many of our offices are open plan with break out social areas and rooms available for meetings. We also have a “dress for your day” dress code encouraging you to dress casually whenever possible.

If you would like to join our growing team, view our current vacancies here or contact our HR team.

Our commitment to your career

From your first point of contact with Kennedys, we focus on ensuring your onboarding experience not just supports you to transition into your role as quickly as possible but also provides with the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and leaders across our global offices, so that you quickly become part of the Kennedys family.

Opportunities continue to be provided with a career development framework of tailored development programmes for every career level at Kennedys, delivered by experts in the field. These programmes provide high quality, customised and individualised learning experiences to support key transition points in your career.

Personalised and individual development support is extended by access to mentoring schemes, individual executive coaching sessions as well as an interactive learning experience platform of role specific learning content, all intended to meet your specific development needs wherever you are based in the Kennedys network.

Benefits and Wellbeing

We provide a range of benefits that are centred around the health, wellbeing and lifestyle needs for you and your family that complement our competitive remuneration package. Some benefits are funded by the Firm whereas other benefits are available for you to participate in at your own cost. Eligibility for benefits may depend on location.

In addition to providing access to benefits to suit your needs, Kennedys provides an agile approach to working that enables you to find the balance to suit you and our business and clients. Our family friendly policies support employees through all life stages in integrating and balancing work and family responsibilities. These benefits include enhanced paid family leave, hybrid working and sabbatical leave.

Our approach is designed to establish an environment that fosters wellbeing, supporting our colleagues to authentically be themselves so they can thrive both professionally and personally. We promote all aspects of wellbeing, and our approach includes various resources from resilience training to mental health first aiders and a global employee assistance programme.

To help us develop our distinct culture and as part of our commitment to promoting equality and diversity, we created global and regional diversity and inclusion employee groups. The groups meet regularly to share ideas, discuss new initiatives and advise on what more we could be doing. But you can also get involved in DE&I at Kennedys by volunteering as a mentor,  taking part in DE&I events as a speaker, host or organiser, or representing Kennedys at outreach events. All employees across the firm are encouraged to get involved where they can. You’ll be invited to our regular ‘Let’s start the conversation’ webinars with guest speakers covering topics such as mental health, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ inclusion and Asperger syndrome. Diversity and inclusion is a priority at Kennedys. This is why we introduced DE&I chargeable hour credit. This means that time you spend on DE&I activities will be recognised and can count towards your chargeable hours target. 

In 2020, we joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative which assists businesses in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inspired by our five priority SDGs, we have established a global network of Community Champions who are actively encouraged and supported to participate in challenges and campaigns that can make a difference in the communities where we work. Our champions have access to volunteer hours throughout the year, allowing them to participate in a wide range of initiatives, fundraisers and challenges.

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Janine Dayeh - Associate

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Read about recent conversations with our people across the globe and gain insight into working life at Kennedys and what it's like working for a global law firm.


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