The majority of Skadden’s training contracts are offered to students who participate in our vacation placement programme, which provides participants with firsthand experience working on actual global transactions. The programme also provides insight into the firm’s culture and atmosphere.
Each student is paired with an associate supervisor and trainee liaison who identify substantive and suitable assignments. Our vacation placement students are offered the option to practise either in a single area or to divide their time between two practice areas, thereby gaining greater exposure to our work.
Students participate in training workshops focused on current matters, which aid their professional development and provide invaluable perspective from Skadden lawyers. Social events, such as cooking classes and a recent private stadium tour and dinner at Chelsea Football Club, allow vacation students to interact with each other and Skadden lawyers on a more informal level.
Our two-week placements are offered in the spring and summer. We remunerate vacation placement students £500 per week to assist with expenses. Undergraduate candidates need to have reached the penultimate year of their law degree studies or the final year for a non-law degree.