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Summer vacation scheme 2018

White & Case is a global law firm with nearly 2000 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an enviable network of 41 offices in 29 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in 159 countries today. As a White & Case trainee, you’ll work on fast-paced cutting-edge cross-border projects from the outset of your career. The training contract consists of four six-month seats, one of which is guaranteed to be spent in one of our overseas offices, including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Stockholm and Tokyo.

Why apply for a vacation scheme at White & Case?

A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. In total, we have around 60 places available over the winter, spring and summer holidays. Playing an active part in the life and work of the London office, you’ll be sharing an office with your supervisor, helping them with their work, attending conference calls and meetings. You can also learn more about White & Case, the structure of our Firm and importantly, about the training contract. There are a number of informal presentations, a group exercise and a research-based task to complete. Throughout the scheme, you’ll receive continued support and feedback from your supervisor and the Graduate Resourcing team. The social side of office life is important too and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network at social events, such as sushi-making classes, dragon boat racing and go-karting.

Vacation scheme dates

Winter vacation scheme (for finalists and graduates)

Monday 11 – Thursday 21 December 2017 (deadline 5 November 2017)

Spring vacation scheme (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 19 – Thursday 29 March 2018 (deadline 31 January 2018)

Summer vacation scheme (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018 (deadline 31 January 2018)

What we are looking for

White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one and a willingness to take charge of their own career. We value globally-minded citizens of the world who are eager to work across borders and cultures, and who are intrigued by solving problems within multiple legal systems. They should have an understanding of international commercial issues and an interest in working on big-ticket, cross-border work. We recruit both law and non-law students and owing to the nature of our work, language skills are of interest. Applicants will be welcomed for their individuality, their ability to contribute to the cutting-edge work we do and the energy with which they approach the job at hand. They should have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a high 2:1, have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.


£400 per week

How to apply & deadlines

Winter vacation scheme 2017 – 5 November 2017

Spring vacation scheme 2018 – 31 January 2018

Summer vacation scheme 2018 - 31 January 2018

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