Careers in Cayman

We update our vacancies regularly so keep looking out for new roles, or you can send your CV to caymanlegalrecruitment@ogier.com

To find out more about trainee opportunities or for our latest vacancies in Cayman, follow the links below.

Trainee Opportunities

We support our lawyers to qualify as local advocates and encourage employees to take the local advocacy exams. We also comply fully with the legal requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).

We know that investing in emerging talent is investing in our future leaders.

We're always looking for people who fit in with the Ogier vision - driven and innovative; ambitious and technically strong.

We provide future stars with the training to Be Extraordinary.

With a development platform that allows you to track your own progress, you'll be able to take control and make a career that's as unique as you are.

Ogier. The support to be extraordinary.

For further information please see below or contact recruitment@ogier.com

Articled Clerks – Cayman Islands*

* The program is open to Caymanians or those holding a dispensation from the Cayman Attorney General.

 We take on Articled Clerks each year in our Cayman office.

Operating to the standards set by the Cayman Islands Attorney General and Legal Advisory Council,  we aim to give our  Articled Clerks the opportunity to develop their understanding of legal practice  together with an insight into the future as an Attorney.

Run over 18 months, the contract is based on rotations in different departments.  Known as 'seats' each rotation into contentious and non-contentious areas of practice will be for 2-6 months.

Progress is formally reviewed at the end of every seat and Articled Clerks are also required to complete and maintain a training diary, based on a checklist covering areas of Cayman law in which you must become proficient during your period of training. With progress reviewed regularly, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on  your development and ensure that you succeed from the outset.

Application process

We are looking for the very best trainees to join us: the next generation of our firm  must be collaborative and tech-savvy with strong academic achievement, and ready to drive our business forward.

If your initial application stands out, you will progress to the interview stage.  All interviews are conducted in person or via remote conference.  We also have recruitment assessments that everyone undertakes.  Simple, transparent, to the point.

Next intake

Applications will be open until June 30th (to allow for PPC/LPC results) but it is prudent to apply early and places awarded will be conditional on LPC and PPC results, once received.

All submissions must include the following documentation:

  • Ogier Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Most recent grades
  • Degrees/Qualifications
  • 2 References less than 6 months old
  • Color copy of your passport picture page
  • Proof of Caymanian Status
  • Sample of written work/legal drafting/essay from postgraduate course

Subject line of the email must be: Articled Clerk application – Applicant name

For further information or to submit an application for 2019, please contact us at caymanlegalrecruitment@ogier.com

Student Opportunities

Internship Programme – Cayman Islands

Our Cayman Internship programme is a four-week placement  over the June/July/August holiday period.  It consists of specific Legal or Business Services training and development by our experienced, qualified and collaborative professionals to assist you with your undergraduate or postgraduate education.

Solid, competitive academics are required for acceptance onto our Summer Internship but we’re not just looking for grades. We want to hear from people who stand out for their ability to work in teams, with a positive approach to problem solving and clear communication skills.

Applications for our Internship programme are invited from January to April each year. Those eligible to apply are:

  • A level students
  • University students (undergraduate)
  • Truman Bodden Law School students
  • Postgraduate students

We've always had strong applicants, but we ensure that every applicant is given equal opportunity to gain one of our limited number of placements.

If your application stands out, the next stage is an interview. This will normally be conducted by one of our senior lawyers and a representative from the HR team.

If you wish to apply for a Scholarship with Ogier, you must first secure an internship. Your performance on the Internship programme is assessed throughout the four week period, to allow us to make a decision as to whether or not to consider you for a Scholarship. The internship may be extended for an additional two weeks if it is mutually beneficial to the business and the participant.

All submissions must include the following documentation:

  • Ogier Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Most recent grades
  • Acceptance letter/offer from a tertiary institution and fees associated with the offer (scholarship applicants only)
  • Degrees/ Qualifications
  • 2 References less than 6 months old
  • Color copy of your passport picture page
  • Proof of Caymanian Status

Subject line of the email must be: Internship application – Applicant name

To apply for a summer internship and/or Ogier Scholarship, please send the above documentation to caymanlegalrecruitment@ogier.com anytime between January 1st - April 30th.

Scholarship – Cayman Islands

An Ogier Scholarship is for the duration of an individual's degree and, depending on performance, may also cover LPC/BPTC/PPC studies. The Scholarship consists of:

  • Financial support payable in instalments per semester
  • Invitations to relevant training events organised in Cayman (if studying locally)
  • Careers advice from partners and other lawyers
  • Ongoing support and mentoring from our Associate and HR team

Students are usually considered for the awarding of a Scholarship after successful completion of an Internship in the Ogier Cayman office, as described above. If you are selected at the end of the Internship, we will issue a Scholarship offer which is conditional upon you achieving admission into the Cayman Islands Law School (or UK equivalent) and minimum grades.

Scholarship funds will not be paid if you take a year out at any time during your studies, for the duration of the time out.  During your scholarship you'll continue to participate in our Internship programme annually, gaining valuable experience along the way.

For the Scholarship to continue to be paid each semester, students must maintain a minimum 2:1 average.

For the Scholarship to be considered for continuation through to LPC/BPTC/PPC studies, students must have achieved a 2.1 or higher final result in their degree course.

Your commitment to us it to accept any offer to join our Articled Clerk Programme at the end of your studies.

Our Internship and Scholarship programmes offer excellent opportunities to talented students looking to get the best possible start to their legal careers. Whilst we do not have a long list of conditions that must be followed, we do ask that if a Scholarship is accepted from us then no other scholarship is accepted from any other firm/organisation. We also expect you to perform to the best of your abilities during your internship.  That way, both you and Ogier will gain the most from this long-term relationship.

Living and Working in Cayman

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory, made up of three islands - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman.

The Cayman Islands are in the western Caribbean, about 150 miles south of Cuba, 460 miles south of Miami, Florida, and 167 miles northwest of Jamaica. The climate is tropical, with temperatures ranging from 27 degrees in winter to 31 degrees in the summer.

The population is 60,413 of which almost 56.7% are Caymanian and the islands are multicultural, with more than 135 nationalities represented.

The key pillars of the Cayman Islands' economy, each accounting for approximately 50% of the Cayman Islands’ GDP, are financial services and tourism. There are no income, inheritance, sales, corporation, capital gains or withholding taxes in the Cayman Islands and Cayman is currently the world’s fifth largest financial centre.

The Cayman Islands has excellent schools (with a choice of the British or the American school systems), from kindergarten through to university level. There are over 4,500 students in the public school system and over 2,500 students in private schools. A broad range of medical services are available on Grand Cayman and health insurance is required by law.

Ogier has active sports and social committees through which our staff get involved in a wide range of activities.

Whether an avid diver or diner, there are many ways to relax in Cayman after a day at the office. Not only is Cayman considered a world-class scuba diving destination, there are many cultural activities in addition to a world-class selection of restaurants.

The beauty of the beaches in Cayman is surpassed only by the beauty and warmth of the people making it one of the more desirable places to live.

For more information on the Cayman Islands, visit Cayman Islands Department of Tourism site.