Vacation Placement England 2021
Our Vacation Placements, whether virtual or on-house, are the perfect introduction to Pinsent Masons if you would like to be considered for one of our Training Contracts. We design, structure and develop the placement programme to give you an experience which is practical and enjoyable whilst authentically reflecting the Trainee Solicitor experience. Working alongside Trainees and qualified Solicitors on real client projects, you’ll enjoy structured work-based learning, skills training and presentations.
The facts speak for themselves. A good 60% of our Trainees regularly join us after experiencing our work environment first-hand over a summer placement. It’s by far the best way for you to get to know us, and for us get to know you.
For many people, a Vacation Placement presents the first opportunity to work in a professional organisation and environment. We make sure that first step is an easy one with a day one induction. You’ll be welcomed to the Firm (perhaps virtually!) and encouraged to make the most of every opportunity.
You’ll experience what it’s like to be part of the Pinsent Masons team and get the chance to make a great first impression. You’ll also get the opportunity to develop transferable professional skills, building your confidence along the way. It’s also a great opportunity to get a feel for the social scene, make friends and start building a useful network of contacts for the rest of your career.
If 2021 sees us return to our traditional delivery of placements, we anticipate that our placement dates will be as follows, although these may be subject to change:
Placement 1: Monday 14 to Friday 25 June 2021 (TBC)
Placement 2: Monday 5 to Friday 16 July 2021 (TBC)
Our in-house placements are full time i.e. 35 hours per week and may not be suitable for candidates with restricted work permits. We don’t offer ad hoc placements or work experience opportunities, so you must make sure you’re available for the full placement during the above dates.
Our virtual placements are more flexible and ideal for candidates who are not able to join in-house placements for one or more reasons. This development really supports our commitment to widening access to the legal profession and we strongly encourage you to visit our open-access Virtual Work Experience Programme if you are unable to participate in our in-house Vacation Placement.
Candidates applying for our 2021 Vacation Placement programme will be informed in advance if the internship is being moved online.
If you want to find out more about the placements before applying, why not come and meet us at one of our events? You’ll find dates and details in our events calendar.
- 120+ UCAS points from your best three A-levels or equivalent. This equates to 300 UCAS points under the previous tariff
- Strong 2.1 grade predicted or attained in your undergraduate degree.
- Final or penultimate year apply in your penultimate year (law) or final year (non-law) onwards.
If you don’t meet the above criteria but there are mitigating circumstances that explain why you’ve failed to meet the minimum academic requirements, there’s an opportunity for you to include this information in your application.
Please be aware, if a vacancy becomes oversubscribed, we will close applications before the stated deadline. We recommend you submit your full application as early as possible.