Vacation schemes

Our summer and winter vacation schemes offer you a real taste of life on our training contract. The schemes involve doing many of the things our trainees do, including attending clients meetings and visits to court. You will also enjoy exposure to our deals, culture and practice areas.

There will also be lots of additional activities for you to take advantage of including:

  • key skills training with our learning & development team
  • Q&A sessions with heads of practice and our managing partner
  • talks about practice areas and deals
  • participation in a group project
  • networking and social events.

To get the most out of the scheme, you should say yes to everything that’s offered and try to find out as much as possible about what it would be like to work here. This is your big opportunity to work out if a career with us is right for you.

Other benefits of the scheme include:

  • £350 per week salary
  • the opportunity to be interviewed for our training contract at the end of the scheme.

Pre-vacation scheme day

To make sure you are fully prepared for the experience, we will invite you to spend half a day at our offices before you start the scheme. This will include:

  • talks from senior partners
  • advice from our trainees about how to approach the scheme
  • feedback about your performance at the assessment day.

The schemes

There are three different schemes you could apply for: one in the winter of 2016 and two in the summer of 2017.

Winter vacation schemes 2016

Scheme dates: Monday 12 December to Tuesday 20 December 2016
Who can apply: Finalists and graduates from any degree discipline
Applications open: 1 October to 30 October 2016
Assessments held: November 2016

Summer vacation schemes 2017

Scheme dates: Monday 12 June to Friday 30 June 2017 or Monday 10 July to Friday 28 July 2016
Who can apply: Penultimate year undergraduates and finalists from any degree
Applications open: 1 October 2016 to 8 January 2017
Assessments held: January 2017

During my time on the scheme, my partner supervisor included me in as much as possible – explaining things thoroughly and answering all my questions. I felt like an asset rather than a burden, and it was clear that he wanted me to learn as much as possible.”

Maria Sturla
Future trainee


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