Summer Vacation Scheme (London)

Scratch the surface of Simmons & Simmons and you’ll discover a leading law firm of over 1,600 colleagues, offering expert legal advice across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We operate across four key sectors and through a range of services to help clients navigate all kinds of legal challenges, from buying and selling national chain stores to patenting the latest technology. We work in the areas that matter the most to everyone’s future, from Life Sciences to Technology, Media and Telecommunications. So whatever you do, wherever you go, you’ll see developments we’ve been involved in. All you need to do is look, and you’ll uncover the world of law.

Get right to the heart of life as a trainee lawyer on our vacation schemes. Over two weeks in London, you’ll experience the work, the reach and the day-to-day buzz of our international firm. In short, it’s the chance for us to get to know each other on a deeper level. That’s why it’s also the best route to a training contract with us, with many vacation schemers returning as trainees.

You'll spend time in two departments where you’ll be supervised by one of our partners or associates and will get involved in real life trainee work from day one. We'll also match you up with one of our current trainees to help you settle in quickly. Throughout the two weeks we will run a full programme of information events, skills sessions and social events so you will be sure to be busy.

We’re looking for trainees who have great intellectual abilities, but who can also show that they have initiative and drive. So while we’re interested in your academic successes, we also want to see your potential. That’s why our assessment process focuses on the raw skills you have now, not just on what you have achieved.

Our summer vacation schemes in London will take place 25 June – 06 July 2018 and 09 – 20 July 2018 and are open to penultimate and final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 15 October 2017.

Please note that we fill all of our roles on a first come first served basis, we therefore advise you to apply as soon as possible and put your very best into it.

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!

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