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Spring & Summer Vacation Scheme 2022

Weil Gotshal & Manges

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With approximately 1,100 lawyers across the US, Europe and Asia, Weil operates according to the “one firm” principle. Weil brings the right mix of firm wide skill and local market presence to deliver coordinated legal advice and help its clients to achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

Established in 1996, Weil’s London office is the largest of its European offices and the hub of its European practice. The office is a leading player in the UK legal market and is consistently regarded as one of the most successful London offices of a US-based law firm. The Firm supports a varied client base of European, US and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.

Weil’s strategy is focused on long-term investment in recruiting and retaining exceptional talent at all levels. The Firm’s people celebrate diversity and inclusion, and its award-winning pro bono programme is deeply ingrained in the Firm’s culture. 

Vacation schemes 2022

A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a Weil Trainee. You will work alongside Associates, carrying out real trainee tasks and responsibilities while gaining a greater insight into one of the Firm’s practice areas. You will be mentored and supported throughout the scheme, and your Supervisor will always be there to provide constructive feedback and answer questions. You'll also have the support of a Trainee Buddy as well as lots of interaction with the Graduate Recruitment team. To help you gain even greater insight into life at Weil, there will be various talks and workshops to attend on top of the day-to-day work. We also organise a number of social events, so you can get to know Weil’s Lawyers and staff in a more relaxed setting. We run two vacation schemes over the spring and summer holidays. Each scheme is two-weeks long and participants are paid £500 per week. You can apply for a vacation scheme if you are able to start a training contract in 2023 or 2024.

Spring vacation scheme

28 March – 8 April 2022 (deadline 10 January 2022)

Summer vacation scheme

20 June – 1 July 2022 (deadline 10 January 2022)

Trainee profile

A career at Weil is challenging, technical and requires Trainees to work under pressure. With this in mind, we are looking for bright candidates who can use their initiative, are comfortable in the spotlight and who thrive when challenged and placed out of their comfort zone. Successful candidates will need to be business-minded with plenty of entrepreneurial flair and commercial acumen, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team. We are looking to recruit candidates from all universities and degree disciplines. Our academic requirements are AAB at A-Level or equivalent and a 2:1 degree (obtained or predicted). We review all application forms holistically, which means if you fall slightly short of our academic requirements but demonstrate great potential, you will still be considered.

How to apply

Online via our website. If you require any additional support throughout the recruitment process, please contact the Graduate Recruitment team to have a confidential conversation on 020 7903 1000 or at

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Virtual events

At our virtual events, in addition to developing your commercial awareness, you’ll have the chance to meet our people, build your network and discover our culture, as well as ask any questions you have about the application process. Click here  for a list of upcoming events.

Virtual experience programme

Our virtual experience programme will allow you to gain hands-on experience of the type of tasks a Trainee would get involved in while working in our Private Equity, Banking & Finance and Restructuring teams. Click here to get started ( Please use Google Chrome or Firefox 


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