We want to hear from talented, driven, and bright individuals, that’s why we offer two great schemes to let you get to know us better and to discover if a career in commercial law is for you. Read on to find more about our fantastic opportunities.
- Vacation Scheme
- Insight Scheme
Think we might be the one? The best way to really know if we are the firm for you is to experience it all first-hand by joining our summer vacation scheme.
"During my vacation scheme, I felt like an extension of the teams, being included in client meetings, and working on live matters. This made for a truly immersive experience." - Mayank Tripathi, Future Trainee
Experience a summer like no other and join us on a two-week placement. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get an insight into the day-to-day of a global commercial firm, soak up the culture and get involved in real work with expert supervision.
Like most things in life, you get out what you put in. Rather than observing from the side-lines, we want you to take an active role in your experience with us. This means that while you’ll be given a comprehensive programme to follow, you’ll also be given the space - and encouragement - to take the initiative, dive in deeper into the areas that interest you, and truly make the most of your time with us.
As well as shadowing the lawyers and experiencing legal work up close, you’ll take part in regular in-depth knowledge sessions with partners from across the firm, covering the most important themes impacting the legal industry and the world at large. You’ll attend a selection of social events, giving you the opportunity to flex your networking skills and practice building your profile. Each week you’ll have a review session with your mentor, a senior lawyer, to discuss progress, with the opportunity to ask your burning questions and gain real insight into what it means to be a lawyer at Osborne Clarke.
P.s. Over 90% of our vacation scheme candidates accept offers to train at the firm after completion of their scheme.
Starting to think about law as a career option, but want to get a better understanding of what it really means to be a lawyer in a commercial firm? Osborne Clarke’s Insight Scheme is for you.
"Taking part in the Insight Scheme at Osborne Clarke has helped get me to where I am today. I sat in the Commercial Disputes team and completed real-life client work, with fee-earners explaining the context and relevance of my tasks. This experience encouraged me to apply for the Vacation Scheme, and ultimately the Training Contract, where I am about to return to the Commercial Disputes team for my third seat." - Holly Baker, Trainee Solicitor
Test the waters on our Insight Scheme - Aimed at first-year law and second-year non-law students, this scheme provides a glimpse into life at a law firm and a taste of what it’s like to work at Osborne Clarke - along with lots of advice to help with future applications.
Gain experience of day-to-day work through expert talks and conducting legal research exercises. Get insight into the bigger picture with opportunities to talk with our partners, trainees, and recruitment team, as well as some useful tips for applying to our summer vacation scheme.
Sound good? Find out more about Osborne Clarke here.