A Placement Scheme is your opportunity to spend some serious time interviewing us; and our opportunity to get to know you.
Our two-week placements in the Winter, Spring and Summer vacations involve real work. The experience is challenging, supportive, different and exciting. We recruit nearly all our trainees from our Placement Schemes. If you enjoy your time on placement with us, and we like what we see of you, it's the way to secure a Training Contract and your future with us.
Our Placement Schemes
What to Expect on the Scheme
Am I Eligible? Which Scheme?
You need a 2.1 degree (gained or predicted). *
Any final year students, graduates, postgraduates and career changers from law or non-law backgrounds can apply for any scheme.
Penultimate year students of qualifying law degrees can also apply for any scheme.
Other students: please meet us at one of our Law Fairs or Question Time events, enjoy your early years at University, and apply when eligible.
*Note: We have integrated Rare's contextual recruitment system into our recruitment process to better understand an applicant’s potential in the context in which their experiences have been gained (including in the context of their school's average student attainment) in order to hire from the widest talent possible.
When Should I Apply?
Applications open on 1 October. We fill our schemes on a rolling basis and will close when we are full, so do not wait for the deadline.
2020/21 Vacation Scheme Dates & Deadlines
Winter: 7 – 18 December 2020 (deadline 30 October 2020)
Spring: 12 – 23 April 2021 (deadline 27 November 2020)
Summer: 5 – 16 July 2021
Summer: 19 – 30 July 2021 (deadline 8 January 2021)