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Vacation Schemes

Our vacation schemes are aimed at penultimate year law students, final year law and non-law students and graduates (including GDL/LPC students). Completing a vacation scheme is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the firm and our industry sectors.

Vacation scheme participants are allocated a current Trainee as a "buddy" and are provided with opportunities to gain practical experience working on live matters. As well as gaining hands-on exposure to our sectors, you also attend a programme of talks and workshops designed to broaden your understanding of the firm's industry sectors and the work that we do.

Our vacation schemes are an integral part of our recruitment process for Trainees and every vacation scheme participant has the opportunity to attend a final round interview for a training contract as part of the scheme.

We recruit the vast majority of our Trainees through the vacation scheme route. Vacation schemes are a great opportunity for you to experience the firm directly and for us to see you in an on-the-job context.

We run four vacation schemes each year – a one week spring vacation scheme and three summer schemes. Applications for vacations schemes open on 1 November and close on 14 February. The recruitment process consists of the online application, followed by the assessment centre. We fill our vacation schemes on a rolling basis.

Vacation scheme dates

Spring
3 – 7 April 2017

Summer
19 – 30 June 2017
10 – 21 July 2017
31 July – 4 August 2017