Two to three weeks
For a head start in your career, apply to our Winter, Spring or Summer Vacation Schemes. They offer a taste of life in commercial law at a global firm, and they put you in the best possible position to secure a Training Contract here. We'll also pay you £450 per week while you're with us.
Our Winter, Spring and Summer Vacation Schemes are for penultimate and final-year undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates (studying Law and non-Law subjects).
You'll be involved in real deals, sit with a Principal, work hard and enjoy an active social life. You'll also attend professional development sessions. These offer a broader understanding of our global business strategy and practice areas, and help you to develop essential skills like negotiation and pitching.
More informally, you'll have the ear of experienced lawyers. A Trainee ‘buddy’ in each department is on hand to integrate you into the team, as well as a Principal, who is an Associate or Managing Associate. This reflects the support you can look forward to if you join us as a Trainee. You'll also get to know us, and other Vacation Scheme students, through our social events (often a highlight!).
After attending the Vacation Scheme, we'll automatically offer you a final interview for our Training Contract with our Partners and Managing Associates. The selection process for our Schemes is tough, because they are there to help prepare you, and we want you to be successful in your Training Contract application.
2023/24 Vacation Scheme dates
- Winter Vacation Scheme : 4 – 15 December 2023
- Spring Vacation Scheme: 8 – 19 April 2024
- Summer Vacation Scheme: 17 June – 5 July and 15 July – 2 August 2024
Candidates must complete the short online form (30 minutes) and the Capp Online assessment by the application deadline. Candidates will have a 5-day deadline, from the date of their application, to complete the Watson Glaser online test.