• 6 vital vacation scheme dos and don'tsBy Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    A vacation scheme is your opportunity to impress; many law firms recruit their trainees from their vacation scheme intake, so it’s vital you perform well and make a good impression. In all likelihood,

  • How I secured a vacation schemeBy Rob McKellar, LLB Law Graduate, Exeter University

    Phase 1: laying the groundwork One of the most underrated mechanisms for getting your foot in the vacation scheme door is your university law fair. A day, I think, that can be easily

  • How important is a vacation scheme?By Sofia Gymer and Becky Kells, Editors, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    In the aspiring lawyers community there is naturally a large focus on acquiring a training contract, because they are seen as a sure bet to gain full-time employment. However, especially in recent years,

  • How to write a vacation scheme CVBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    If you haven’t guessed already, or are new to the AllAboutLaw.co.uk website, we’re pretty keen on helping you budding lawyers land yourself a vacation scheme or training contract. Seeing as landing

  • My Hong Kong vacation schemeBy Gavin Creelman, Third Year Law Student, University of Cambridge

    It’s not often that you get to go abroad as part of a vacation scheme, let alone spend two weeks in one of the most vibrant commercial hubs in Asia, Hong Kong. Be prepared

  • The truth about the application processBy Sofia Gymer, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    We spoke to Janine Arnold, trainee recruitment manager at Slaughter and May, to get the scoop on the vacation scheme process. What do Slaughter and May look for in an application?  "Our application

  • Top tips for a vacation scheme applicationBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    So you’re certain that you want to follow a career path in law and being the proactive, hard-working undergraduate student that you are, you’re on the hunt to secure a vacation

  • Vacation schemes: Are they really “Half The Battle”?By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    If you receive emails from AllAboutLaw.co.uk (if you don’t, sign up here if ya want!) or follow us on Facebook, you’d have heard us spouting quite a bit about how you

  • Vacation schemes: the application processBy Maudie Powell-Tuck and Sofia Gymer, Editors, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    It’s no secret that vacation schemes are being utilised increasingly by firms to scout out potential trainees. The year 2015 has seen the number of trainees recruited from vacation schemes steadily rise

  • What is a vacation scheme?By Maudie Powell-Tuck, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    A vacation scheme is a period of work experience with a law firm. Typically they run for one or two weeks, although they can be longer. Vacation schemes aren’t just a

  • What's the competition for a vacation scheme?By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Even if you have a mild interest in a career in law, undertaking a vacation scheme is a great option to further your interest and experience. Even if you complete a