Law Vacation Schemes offer budding commercial lawyers the opportunity to gain experience and impress firms they are keen to get a Training Contract with. Normally one to three weeks long, these internships are usually completed in university holidays at a firm's offices.
During the scheme, you'll likely be shadowing and supporting a solicitor. You'll gain invaluable experience and training, but this is a real opportunity to impress the firm. Many of their firms rely on their Vacation Scheme to recruit a majority of trainees. You'll often be asked to do group projects with others on the scheme and give presentations, giving you plenty of chance to stand out.
Vacation Schemes are highly competitive and leading law firms expect the highest standard. Our advice gives you all the essential information and will help you stand out throughout the application process. Here's a few bits to get you started.