Vacation Scheme 2021
We now recruit all our trainees through our vacation scheme, this allows you to actually do the job and allows us to get to know you. You’ll sit in two different practice areas and team up with partners and current trainees alike. But best of all you’ll be given your first chance to shape something: your future.
What is the structure of the vacation scheme?
Our Spring and Summer schemes run for two weeks, you will spend each week in a different department, allowing you to compare two areas of legal work. Our Winter scheme runs for one week meaning you will spend time in one department, however there is still a huge variety of work that our vacation scheme students are able to get involved with. In previous schemes our students have been given drafting to complete, attended client meetings, been present at court, completed research and assisted our Partners and fee-earners with a whole host of other tasks. We aim to give our vacation scheme students a taster of what trainee life at Mishcon is like.
On your first day you will attend a half day induction to give you further information about the rest of your programme and receive training on our IT systems. You will also get to meet our current trainees. You will get to meet our current trainees on your first day too. During your second week you will also attend a training contract assessment day, for the Winter scheme this will take place at a later date.
Stay with us for a training contract
We are structured into six different departments: Corporate; Employment; Family; Litigation; Private and Real Estate. Our trainees have the opportunity to gain experience, skills and knowledge from across the Firm in four, six-month seats.
If you are successful in gaining a training contract, you will be involved in a variety of cases with a high degree of responsibility. You will also be an integral part of the team and as you progress through your seats, you will increasingly be expected to play an active role in the management of matters.
During each seat rotation, trainees sit with a Solicitor or Partner who acts as their supervisor allocating work to them and ensuring that they are also getting regular opportunities to work with a variety of fee-earners. They also play an active role in advising and developing their trainee throughout their training contract.