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Vacation Schemes

Our vacation schemes are open to penultimate year law students, final year law and non-law students and graduates. 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. You will 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.

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. We have an excellent track record of making training contract offers to vacation scheme participants – in past years we have recruited the majority of our Trainees through the vacation scheme route.

We run four vacation schemes each year – a one week spring vacation scheme and three summer schemes. Applications for vacations schemes open on 1 October and close on 31 January. 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 2018

Spring
9 – 13 April 2018

Summer
18 – 29 June 2018
9 – 20 July 2018
30 July – 3 August 2018