Vacation schemes

Voluntary placements are a great way to gain experience of working at a law firm. If you are considering a legal career, then apply for a Vacation Scheme with us to learn more about our work.

About our vacation scheme

Your Vacation Schemes take place for one week in April.

You will spend time in at least two practice areas and work closely with one of our lawyers to gain first-hand experience of our business. You will also have the chance to meet a member of HR to talk about your future career opportunities.

Please note that all placements are unpaid.

Scheme structure

We will ensure you have the opportunity to gain different skills

Your experience will include:

  • Researching files and producing reports
  • Reviewing and drafting commercial agreements
  • Reading case studies
  • Attending client meetings
  • Attending court

Our aim is to give you the opportunity to get a real taste of what life is like working at a top law firm.

Experience and qualifications

When do you need to apply?

You can submit applications between November and January each year and will need to meet the following criteria:

  • As a minimum, you will be in your first year of university
  • Able to work in one of our main office locations
  • Be available between 11th-15th April (excluding Bank Holidays)

Please get in touch at [email protected] with questions.

Strengths and competencies

Tips for a successful application.

We want you to give yourself the best chance of success when you apply. You can do this by:

  • Doing your research – Learn as much as you can about us before you apply
  • Show your interest – Demonstrate why you want to work with us
  • Don’t just copy and paste – Tailor your application
  • Check check check! Check for errors before submitting your application
Please get in touch

For more information on our vacation scheme please contact our Careers team at [email protected] with questions.