Upcoming Vacation Scheme and Training Contract

vacation scheme

As the university term comes to an end and with the festive season just around the corner, it is easy to switch off and forget about training contracts and vacation schemes. There are some deadlines coming up and if you are looking to make the most out of the holidays, here are some applications you might wish to consider:

Vacation schemes deadlines 

31st December

  • Clyde & Co
  • Dentons

2nd January

  • Freshfields

6th January

  • Linklaters
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Hogan Lovells

8th January

  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Ashurst

Training Contract deadlines

31st December

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Ashurst

2nd January

  • Freshfields

6th January

  • Linklaters
  • Herbert Smith Freehills

There are plenty more deadlines coming up in January but the above ones are the ones you should perhaps prioritise if the firms are on your target list.

Still haven’t decided which firms you are going to target? This page  has some pretty interesting information about the top 70 firms in the UK including stats on diversity, number of training contracts available and retention rates.

If you need some help with areas of applications, here are some external links to help you-

 

Vacation Scheme

Legal Cheek- http://www.legalcheek.com/lc-careers-posts/8-vac-scheme-application-form-hacks/

All About Law- http://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/law-careers/vacation-scheme/top-tips-for-a-vacation-scheme-application

Target Job- https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/law-solicitors/advice/295262-ten-ways-to-get-your-legal-cv-noticed-by-top-law-recruiters

 

Training contract

Law Careers- http://www.lawcareers.net/Solicitors/TrainingContract

Aspiring Solicitors- https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/training-contract-advice/
The Law Society Gazette- https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/features/how-to-get-a-training-contract/5042860.article