• 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. The tips we're about to give you might seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised by just how many students make the most basic mistakes during their vacation scheme...

  • 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?Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    If you're on the hunt for law opportunities, you might be wondering how important vacation schemes are. The short answer: very! For the long answer, read on...

  • How to write a vacation-scheme CVBy Billy Sexton

    Seeing as landing a vacation scheme is important because it helps massively when it comes to training-contract applications, we thought we’d give you a bit of advice on how to put together a CV for your vacation-scheme application.

  • 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

  • What happens after a vacation scheme? Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    Vacation schemes are often heralded as a key step down the road to becoming a solicitor. But in the immediate aftermath, what can you expect to happen?

  • What is a vacation scheme? Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    If you’ve been doing your research, you’ll have heard how important a vacation scheme is for a career in law. But what exactly is one? Here, we talk you through it.

  • What is the application process for a vacation scheme?By Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    Vacation schemes are the pinnacle of legal work experience. Not only do you get paid to do real work in a top law firm for a week or two, you also increase your chances of getting a training contract. So how do you get one? Let us talk you through the steps.

  • What to expect in your vacation-scheme interview By Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    So you’ve submitted your application form, got a positive reply and have been invited to interview for a vacation scheme. Great! Next step: preparation. Here’s what to expect from your vacation-scheme interview.

  • What's the competition for a vacation scheme?By Billy Sexton

    Regardless of whether you’re a law enthusiast or just a student exploring your career options, there’s no use submitting a half-hearted vacation-scheme application. Here’s some stats on the competition, and some advice on how to make your application a winner.