Vacation scheme

Osborne Clarke is a successful firm with a global footprint and a clear strategic vision, working alongside interesting clients on their most vital matters. We are a firm that never stands still, that cares about its people, and invests in the future.

At Osborne Clarke the challenges of tomorrow are the focus of today. By zeroing in on Digitalisation, Decarbonisation and Urban Dynamics as the key areas transforming the way we live, work and do business, we've been able to hone our knowledge and expertise to the changes that will have the biggest impact for both our clients, and the world around us. Our three-dimensional approach to client service combines sharp legal expertise, in-depth understanding of our clients and the sectors they operate in, and the global issues driving transformation across their business.

Like any private practice, legal expertise is at the heart of everything we do. But what makes us distinctive? For a start, you will get involved in truly fascinating work. The variety of our deals and the diversity of our clients provide an exciting and immersive commercial framework. This is a firm where fresh ideas are highly prized, and we're never afraid to take a view. It is also firm with a coherent commercial vision, with a clear direction, supported by a compelling sense of purpose and identity. Finally, there's our culture. We know first-hand what inviting a diversity of perspectives delivers – creativity, innovation and a truly inspiring workplace. That’s why there's no one type of Osborne Clarke lawyer. And why your story, your ideas and who you are matters from Day 1.

Our Vacation Scheme

The best way to really know if Osborne Clarke is the firm for you is to experience it all first-hand on our two-week summer vacation scheme. You'll get an insight into the day-to-day of a global commercial firm, soak up the culture and get to do real work with expert supervision. Like most things in life, you get out what you put in. Rather than observing us from the side-lines, we want you to take an active role in your experience with us. Which means that while you'll be given a comprehensive (and educational) programme to follow, you'll also be given the space – and encouragement – to take the initiative, dive in deeper to the areas that interest you, and truly make the most of your time with us.

As well as shadowing the lawyers and experiencing legal work up close, you'll take part in regular in-depth knowledge sessions with partners from across the firm, covering the most important themes impacting the legal industry and world at large. You'll also attend a selection of social events, giving you the opportunity to flex those networking skills.

What we're looking for

We're looking for the qualities that make a great Osborne Clarke lawyer. The ability to listen, learn and collaborate; a passion for client service; a genuine interest in the business environment; a problem-solving approach; and – of course – the drive and motivation to succeed. We have no minimum academic criteria, and use the Rare Contextual System to allow added appreciation of the context in which your academic achievements have been gained.

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