It’s the best form of legal work experience you can get, half the battle to achieving a training contract, and your chance to spend a week inside of a top law firm… behold the vacation scheme. The opportunities to develop your legal skill-set and network with professionals are endless - and you’ll get paid a competitive salary while you do it.
With all this in mind, it’s not surprising that getting a vacation scheme is a competitive challenge - you can expect to send off an application form, attend at least one interview, and perhaps even an assessment centre. For this reason, vacation schemes are limited to university students only - however, if you’re not studying law, you’re still eligible to apply. Different firms have different processes, but they’re all seeking the highest calibre when it comes to grades, experience and delivery. It’s fair to say that the stakes are high.
Luckily, we’re on hand to get you fully prepared for your vacation scheme hunt. From researching the different types of law firm that offer vacation schemes to guiding you through CV and interview tips, AllAboutLaw will make the whole process that little bit easier. We’re good like that.
To see a range of live vacation scheme opportunities, take a look below, and get applying! If you need a little bit more information about what a vacation involves first - including CV tips, a guide to the application process, and some first-hand experiences - head over to our vacation scheme advice section.
Best of luck!