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Vacations schemes

Different dates, same experience  

Finalists and graduates in any subject
Winter scheme runs:
7 - 15 December 2020  

Finalists and graduates in any subject
Spring scheme runs:
12 - 20 April 2021 

Penultimate-year law students
Summer scheme runs:
7 - 18 June 2021 and 28 June - 9 July 2021

£450 per week

The in-depth experience you need

See if we’re the ones for you on one of our comprehensive programmes. We offer four vacation schemes: two summer schemes for penultimate-year law and non-law students, and the spring and winter schemes for finalists and graduates of all disciplines. All, of course, packed with hands-on projects and opportunities to network. 

"I sat with a banking team on my vacation scheme. They’d just had elections in Nigeria, so I was helping with a client briefing, then a deal in Tanzania. It was incredible work."

Who can apply?

Whether you’re a penultimate-year law student, or a finalist or graduate of any discipline, you’ll need to have:

  • at least a 2:1 (or equivalent), or be on your way to getting one and
  • AAB at A level (or equivalent)

Before you start

The legal world is fiercely competitive. That’s why, at the beginning of your vacation scheme, we offer a rare feature: an honest feedback session on your application and how to strengthen it. That way, when you come to apply for a training contract – even if it’s not with us – you’re more prepared to succeed.  

What you’ll do

Your work experience is your chance to find out if law is right for you. You’ll spend time working in one of our practice areas, sampling trainee life and learning how we operate. You’ll breathe in our culture too and as you move through a packed schedule – everything from social events to workshops – you’re guaranteed to find it an experience to remember.

Making the most of your time

The best way to get the most out of your vacation scheme is to take part in every opportunity you can, from work exposure to social networking events. Find out about how our trainees did just that – and what they gained from it.
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The work you’ll do

For two weeks, we’ll treat you just as we treat our trainees. You’ll do the work they do. But exactly what tasks are involved? Find out how you’ll fill your time.
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How to apply

Visit our apply page to learn more