The scheme runs three times each year, one week for Graduates in February, and two weeks for under Graduates in June and July.
Our vacation schemes offer students the opportunity to gain a strong insight into life at the firm, as well as providing a solid account of the type of work encountered as a trainee. Our vacation scheme students can select one practice area for the one week scheme and two different practice areas for the two week scheme; also taking part in wider industry or social events. As part of the vacation scheme, students will also benefit from being assessed for a training contract.
Your seats: you will benefit from experiencing one of two different practice areas, which you will get to choose. You will be given a supervisor in each seat who will provide you with real work and integrate you into the team. We will also provide you with a trainee buddy who you can catch up with at any point and ask any questions you have on an informal level.
Sessions: alongside your seats, you will also benefit from attending various workshop sessions to help improve both your legal and business skills. The sessions a variety of workshops, including workshops on negotiation, cultural awareness, presentation skills, and business development along with a Pro-Bono case study.
Assessment: the sessions, alongside feedback from your seats will allow the Graduate Recruitment Team and other people from across the business to assess your suitability for becoming a Reed Smith Trainee.
Socials: Throughout the vacation scheme, you will get to experience the real culture of our firm through informal, relaxed socials alongside our trainees. This will give you a chance to really gain a deeper insight into each person’s path to Reed Smith, allowing you to get to know fellow team members and begin to network and build your own profile.
Salary: you will receive a weekly salary of £369.25.
We will be screening on a rolling basis, please therefore apply ahead of the deadline to avoid disappointment.
The scheme is aimed at penultimate and final year law students and final year non-law students. Applications for places in 2020 open on 3rd October 2019.