Our vacation schemes are the perfect way to gain an insight into life at Shearman & Sterling. The scheme will see you experience two diverse practice groups (one each week), with your personal preferences catered to. The scheme aims to mirror the Training Contract in that everyone will experience at least one of our core transactional groups (M&A, Finance and Project Development & Finance) as well as being allocated a mentor and supervisor to provide advice and support, answer any questions and most importantly – provide you with some work!
We run four vacation schemes throughout the year to offer you an insight into life at Shearman & Sterling. Up to 40 participants will have the opportunity to spend two weeks with the Firm, getting to grips with the work a trainee may be exposed to, as well as seeing the social side of the Firm.
Vacation Scheme Dates
Not only are the schemes a great way to experience life at Shearman & Sterling but many of those on the schemes go on to successfully gain a place on our training contract. All participants will automatically be assessed for a training contract during the vacation scheme. The assessments cover the four elements from our assessment centres: a written exercise, case study discussion, group exercise and partner interview. These are all fair to both law and non-law students and cannot be prepared for in advance. After the scheme you’ll receive comprehensive feedback and have a great experience to include in future applications and your C.V.
Read more about our recruitment process.