Vacation Scheme 2024

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DEADLINE 30th March 2024
United Kingdom

Our vacation scheme gives you a taste of what it’s like to work at HCR. You’ll meet partners, solicitors and trainees from a range of service teams giving you an immersive and engaging hands on experience of life as a lawyer at HCR. You will be supervised by an appropriate person and will have the chance to be involved in interesting work which gives you the opportunity to showcase your talent.

During the vacation scheme you will take part in

  • a virtual mock trial with your fellow vacation scheme participants, judged by a Partner of the firm;
  • networking opportunities with partners, solicitors, trainees and other representatives from across the firm;
  • a recruitment skills and Q&A session with our Early Careers team to talk about qualification routes and what we look for in recruiting junior talent; and
  • work shadowing with trainees, paralegals and qualified lawyers in up to 4 separate practice areas.

The Vacation Scheme will be held on17th to 21st June 2024. Monday to Thursday you will be in the office rotating around teams, and Friday will be a virtual mock trial.

About you

Our Vacation Scheme is aimed at:

  • Law or non-law graduates
  • An undergraduate in the penultimate or final year of their degree

We're looking for individuals who show a genuine interest in the law and a passion for helping clients. 

Successful applicants will be required to have a telephone interview. 

About us

What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for? 

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 60, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 Lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 Partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards.

With ten offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons resulted in a full service regional hub being established in the heart of the Waterside innovation area centre of Northampton. Our London and Cambridge offices continue to grow at pace.

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.

As HCR is an equal opportunities employer, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 

DEADLINE 30th March 2024