Vacation Scheme

The vacation scheme at Macfarlanes gives you a two-week snapshot of life as a trainee.

You will be given hands-on experience, enabling you to develop a real understanding of the firm's culture and work. You might draft a letter and then work through the draft with a solicitor or trainee; or research a live issue for a client. You may be taken to client meetings or to meet counsel.

You will spend each of your two weeks with us in a different practice area, working alongside a partner, solicitor or trainee. At the same time, you will undertake a mock transaction that will run for the duration of your placement.

The vacation scheme has a strong social component. As well as the organised events, bowling with our trainees for example, or lunch with our partners, there are many opportunities to get to know people throughout the firm and to find out if Macfarlanes is right for you. 

The dates of our 2018 vacation schemes are as follows:

Easter: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer scheme 1: 25 June - 6 July 2018
Summer scheme 2: 9 - 20 July 2018

To apply for the vacation scheme you will need to be in at least the penultimate year of your degree. 

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