White & Case is a global law firm with nearly 2,200 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an enviable network of 44 offices in 30 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in 165 countries today. Complex client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. Many White & Case clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple offices. As part of our training contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat.
Why apply for a vacation scheme at White & Case?
A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. In total, we have around 75 places available over the winter, spring and summer holidays. Playing an active part in the life and work of the London office, you’ll be sharing an office with your supervisor, helping them with their work, attending conference calls and meetings. You can also learn more about White & Case, the structure of our Firm and importantly, about the training contract. There are a number of informal presentations, a group exercise and a research-based task to complete. Throughout the scheme, you’ll receive continued support and feedback from your supervisor and the Graduate Resourcing team. The social side of office life is important too and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network at social events, such as sushi-making classes, dragon boat racing and go-karting.
Vacation scheme dates
Winter vacation scheme (for finalists and graduates)
Monday 10 December – Friday 21 December 2018 (6 November 2018)
Spring vacation scheme (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)
Monday 1 April – Friday 12 April 2019 (15 January 2019)
Summer vacation scheme (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)
Monday 17 June – Friday 28 June 2019 (15 January 2019)
What we are looking for
White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one and a willingness to take charge of their own career. We value globally-minded citizens of the world who are eager to work across borders and cultures, and who are intrigued by solving problems within multiple legal systems. They should have an understanding of international commercial issues and an interest in working on big-ticket, cross-border work. We recruit both law and non-law students and owing to the nature of our work, language skills are of interest. Applicants will be welcomed for their individuality, their ability to contribute to the cutting-edge work we do and the energy with which they approach the job at hand. They should have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a solid 2:1, have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.
£400 per week
How to apply & deadlines
Apply online at www.whitecasetrainee.com
Winter vacation scheme 2018 – 6 November 2018
Spring vacation scheme 2019 – 15 January 2019
Summer vacation scheme 2019 - 15 January 2019