Placement Scheme

Stephenson Harwood Stephenson Harwood

  • City Law Firms
  • London

Firm stats

  • Employees: 150 partners and 1000 employees



Our winter, spring and summer placement schemes will give you a real taste of life at the firm. We’ll make sure you’re involved in quality work and will try to help you experience any areas of law you’re particularly interested in. Typically you’ll spend one or two weeks in our offices, sitting with qualified lawyers and tackling some case work. You’ll also benefit from an organised programme of interactive sessions, talks and social events.

On your first day, we’ll assign you a buddy – a current trainee who’ll help you settle in, answer your questions and give you an honest overview of what it’s like to work for us.

A placement gives you a great opportunity to talk informally to existing trainees, lawyers, partners and support teams to find out just why the law and Stephenson Harwood are such attractive career options. What’s more, we’ll pay you £360 a week.

Who should apply?

Firstly we look for a quick intellect. As well as a predicted 2:1 in any discipline plus 320 UCAS points or equivalent, you’ll need strong analytical skills, sound judgement, imagination and meticulous attention to detail. Also vital are the communication skills to be persuasive and build rapport, plenty of drive and determination, plus a keen interest in business.

Winter placement scheme

10 December – 14 December 2018

Applications open: 1 October 2018

Applications close: 11 November 2018

Spring placement scheme

1 April – 12 April 2019

Applications open: 1 October 2018

Applications close: 31 January 2019

Summer placement schemes

10 June – 21 June 2019

24 June – 5 July 2019

8 July – 19 July 2019

Applications open: 1 October 2018

Applications close: 31 January 2019