Working at DRS
What can you expect from a career at DRS?
A supportive, collaborative and dynamic environment where we work together to deliver outstanding results for our clients. You will be given the opportunity to flourish and develop new skills; trusted to take responsibility but supported at every step by leading industry practitioners, senior lawyers and experienced colleagues, to help you become part of our successful, growing team.
It’s testament to the strength of our culture and the quality of the opportunities that we provide that we were ranked No. 31 in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For in 2019.
The best thing about my job? Watching our team grow and thrive. From our most senior practitioners – whether sharing their knowledge, engaging with clients or overseeing the delivery of outstanding results – to following the progress of the most junior members of our team as they develop new skills and grow in confidence.
At DRS we all endeavour to live by our values:
Do the right thing.
We always strive to do the right thing for our clients, for our team and for the business.
Play your part.
The relationships we build, both with each other and our clients, are what sets us apart.
We aspire to improve ourselves by knowing and understanding more each day.
We’re a growing business and we’re always looking for new recruits to join our teams in London and Newcastle. So whether you’re a school leaver looking for an apprenticeship or an internship, a legal graduate embarking on your career or an experienced practitioner searching for a new challenge outside the traditional law firm or in-house environment, if we sound like the kind of team that you’d like to join, click below to view our current vacancies or send in your CV to our HR Team.
Our ability to equip our team with the knowledge and tools they need to do the job is at the heart of what we do. We genuinely believe that passing on knowledge – whether via formal training, breakfast briefings or day-to-day mentoring – is a critical part of the role of every member of the DRS team.
- Flexible & Hybrid working
- Extensive training programme
- Wellbeing initiatives
- Charitable work
- Days off for volunteering
- Regular social events
- Training budget to learn a new skill
- Team budget for socialising
- Career progression
- Routes to qualification
- Health Insurance
- Perks and discount
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Free Mental Health Support via counselling and EAP systems
- Support systems – coaching, buddy, mental health aider
- 5% Employer Pension Contribution
- Life insurance
- Long term sickness insurance
- Cycle to work scheme
- Rewards/gifts – long service, OKR contribution, winning the values, birthdays
- Office facilities – bar, kitchen, games room
Life at DRS is typified by a genuine sense of togetherness and team spirit. The quality of work, exposure to clients and culture of the company make working here a really fulfilling experience.
DRS are a company who genuinely care about the happiness of their employees: management go the extra mile to listen to and try to help employees meet their goals (both professionally and personally). The flexible working times, the chance to grow your knowledge and abilities to operate as a competent legal professional and genuine, family atmosphere among employees makes DRS a lovely place to work.
Working for DRS entails numerous opportunities for growth – personally as well as professionally – in a collaborative, dynamic and team-focused environment. DRS guarantees exposure to challenging and highly rewarding work in addition to a chance to build a successful career in the financial services industry and the global derivatives market.
As part of our commitment to investing in our people, we’re delighted to offer training contracts to appropriately qualified members of our team.
We are members of the North East Solicitors Apprenticeship (NESA) programme, proving an alternative pathway to a career in legal risk management, including the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor.
Our internship programme can provide the opportunity to launch a career in areas as diverse as legal risk management, business and finance administration or marketing.