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Summer Work Placement

Reed Smith

Salary: Competitive

Deadline: CLOSED

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  • London

The scheme runs twice each year and there are twelve spots on each scheme. Our 2017 schemes will take place in June and July

Our two-week vacation schemes offer students the opportunity to gain a strong insight into life at the firm, as well as providing a solid account of the type of work encountered as a trainee. Our vacation scheme students can select two different practice areas and also take part in wider industry or social events. As part of the vacation scheme, students will also benefit from being assessed for a training contract. 

Your seats: you will benefit from experiencing two different practice areas, which you will get to choose. You will be given a supervisor in each seat who will provide you with real work and integrate you into the team. We will also provide you with a trainee buddy who you can catch up with at any point and ask any questions you have on an informal level.

Sessions: alongside your seats, you will also benefit from attending various workshop sessions to help improve both your legal and business skills. The sessions include a mock employment tribunal and a variety of workshops, including workshops on negotiation, cultural awareness, presentation skills, and business development. The graduate recruitment team will also hold a session to help you best prepare for the training contract assessment. 

Assessment day: one of the key benefits from securing a vacation scheme with us is that you are guaranteed a place on training contract assessment day. This will be a morning or afternoon session and will involve a case study, informal interview and group exercise, as well as feedback from your supervisors. 

Socials: throughout your two weeks, you will get to experience the real culture of our firm through informal, relaxed socials alongside our trainees. Socials include cocktail-making, bowling, dinners and drinks, as well as sports teams and volunteering opportunities. 

Salary: you will receive a weekly salary of £330 

We will be screening on a rolling basis, please therefore apply ahead of the deadline to avoid disappointment.

The scheme is aimed at penultimate and final year law students and final year non-law students. Applications for places in 2017 open on 1st November 2016.

Click here to apply!

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