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Vacation Schemes

Dechert runs a Spring and Summer Vacation Scheme each year. Our two week vacation schemes are designed to give you an idea of what it will be like to be a trainee solicitor at Dechert: each week you will sit in a different practice group and you are given ‘real work’ to do by lawyers. We ask you before you start the scheme which two practice groups you have a particular interest in and then try to place you in those groups. Exactly what you will do will depend on which practice groups you sit in but it will probably include research, drafting and attending meetings. You will also attend training sessions, on a range of topics, such as legal writing and negotiation. Sports and social events are an important part of the vacation schemes as they enable you to get to know each other and our people better. We organise team-building and social events for you including drinks events and dinners to help you develop your networking skills.

If you would like to apply for a place on one of our Vacation Schemes in 2018, please visit our website for further details. An application for a place on one of Dechert’s Vacation Schemes is also an application for a Training Contract commencing in September 2020.

Spring scheme

The Spring scheme will take place from 19 to 29 March 2018. We offer places on our Spring scheme to final year students (both law and non-law), all graduates and post-graduates. The deadline for all Spring scheme applications is 31 December 2017.

Summer scheme 

The Summer scheme will take place from 25 June to 6 July 2018. We offer places on our Summer scheme primarily to penultimate year law students. The deadline for all Summer scheme applications is 31 January 2018. 

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