Vacation Schemes 2021
As a thriving business providing high quality and commercially grounded legal advice, Penningtons Manches Cooper looks for candidates who are intelligent, innovative, practical and passionate about what they do. We believe that every effort should be made to enhance the potential in our people. Attracting the right candidates and developing our staff is vital to our success.
We offer vacation scheme placements in our Basingstoke, Cambridge. Guildford, London, Oxford and Reading offices. Interns spend time in one of the firm’s practice areas in either business services, private wealth or real estate. You will be involved in real assignments, working alongside a trainee in the team to get a realistic view of what life is really like at Penningtons Manches Cooper. Activities regularly include drafting documents, attending client and team meetings, conducting research or sometimes even attending court. The majority of our offices are open plan so getting to know the wider teams will not be an issue. You will be given a senior mentor, and networking with others is strongly encouraged. Some sessions will be put on to facilitate this, but the more you put into the vacation scheme, the more you will get out of it.
A large proportion of our training contract positions are recruited through our vacation scheme, so if this is your end goal, applying for the scheme is a good route to take. The dates of our 2021 vacation schemes are expected to be as follows:
Easter scheme 12 - 16 April 2021
Summer scheme one 21 June – 25 June 2021
Summer scheme two 28 – 2 July 2021
Summer scheme three 5 - 9 July 2021
The vacation scheme is open to those candidates who are planning to take up a training contract in two years’ time.
We are looking for dedicated, diverse candidates with a strong academic record and commercial awareness. You should be passionate about law, a great team player and have exceptional communication skills.
We welcome applications from all degree disciplines and from applicants at all stages of their careers. You’ll have, or be on track to have, a 2:1 degree or higher and a minimum of AAB at A-Level (or the equivalent if educated outside the UK). Please note that undergraduate applicants must be in their penultimate or final year of a law degree or their final year of a non-law degree.