In keeping with our values – excellence, passion, trust and team spirit – your personal development opportunities are our top priority. Excellence requires continuous training, and this, in our view, will also rekindle your passion again and again.
Therefore, one feature of Noerr’s approach is that measures to support our advisors are also a matter for our partners and are not merely left to external trainers and educational institutions. Only in this way can we prepare development programmes that are tailored precisely to our employees’ needs, are constantly fine-tuned and achieve lasting results. The involvement of our partners ensures that the right target for specialist knowledge is set and guarantees the effective transmission of know-how, including the personal management skills and experience of our advisor personalities, who are respected throughout our sector.
Outside your on-the-job training, we consider your further development to consist of two elements: your specialist expertise needs to grow constantly alongside your authority as an advisor. We subdivide your advisory abilities into personal, social and entrepreneurial skills.
Your specialist training will take place regularly at the location where you are based and, at greater intervals, across locations in the company of all colleagues in your field. Alongside this, external events such as conferences and seminars are designed to contribute to the development of a high level of specialisation. In addition, we want to foster your know-how across specialist fields, as well as your general business management skills. The latter will take place through lectures and workshops, mostly held locally.
In contrast, to develop your advisory skills we will form classes across locations and specialist fields. Over a period of five years, you and your class will work through seven modules in total, devoted emphatically to your personality (strengths, weaknesses, typical characteristics), your social skills (teamwork, leadership, conflict management etc.) and your entrepreneurial potential (negotiating, pitches, project management etc.). The aim is for you to develop your skills in a more reflective and deliberate manner (than simply by intuition), so that you will be equipped for the growing requirements as you deal with internal teams and external clients.
Similarly, the aim of your secondment, which normally takes place from your third year, is to make you sensitive to new perspectives and to enable you to appreciate different methods and types of logic and to surmount both subject-related and cultural barriers. You will do this by spending 3-4 months either supporting your client’s legal department or visiting one of our 160 partner law firms in the Lex Mundi network.
Here is an overview of the modules covered by Noerr Campus: