Our vacation schemes sit you with a partner or associate, as you take on real work for real clients. Alongside workshops and presentations, you’ll explore our practice areas, and join a team on a pro bono project. You’ll also network with other vacation scheme students, partners, associates and trainees. At the end of your scheme, you’re guaranteed an interview for a training contract.

Important information

This year, we’ll be recruiting our trainees from vacation schemes only. This is because a vacation scheme enables you to build stronger connections with our team and hit the ground running when you start your career.

To be eligible, you must be a graduate or in your penultimate or final year at university. You’ll also need to be able to work for a minimum of 35 hours per week.

We value inclusivity, equality and fairness, which we embed throughout our assessment process. If you have any disability-related queries or would like to have a conversation with our experienced team regarding adjustments, please contact Francesca Evans at [email protected].

For those who are unable to attend a vacation scheme, please get in touch with Francesca Evans to discuss your individual circumstances, which we will consider on a case-by-case basis.


  • £400 per week salary
  • Advice on accommodation
  • Eligible to apply for our international vacation scheme
  • Trainee buddy
  • A guaranteed training contract interview


Winter (finalists and graduates): 17 September – 15 October 2018

Spring and summer (penultimate year students, finalists and graduates): 12 November 2018 – 4 January 2019


Winter: 3-14 December 2018
Spring: 1-12 April 2019
Summer: 17 June – 5 July 2019 and 8-26 July 2019

International vacation scheme

We offer a global work experience programme. If you secure a place on one of our London vacation schemes, you can apply to undertake a placement in one of our international offices, spending one or two weeks in Brussels, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore or Tokyo.


  • All flight costs, accommodation, visa and living expenses included
  • Meet the local teams and gain an insight into the work of an international office

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