Before joining an organisation, one of the best things you can do is get to know them first. After all, you’ll be spending a big chunk of your life at your new firm, so it makes sense to make sure it’s the right one for you. That’s where our first year opportunities come in. First year law students can apply for our vacation scheme, to get a taste of Hogan Lovells. We also run insight events for first year students of any degree discipline. Come along to our offices on any of the three summer dates and enjoy an experience packed with tailored workshops and presentations. You’ll find out everything you need to know and see what life is like at a global law firm.
If Hogan Lovells is the place for you, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for one of our vacation schemes. Running from two to three weeks, our schemes are a perfect launch pad for a legal career. And each one is carefully tailored to students at different stages of their career planning. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll support client work in our key practice areas. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s hands-on learning that’s reinforced by workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more. As experience, it’s invaluable.
Who we are looking for
Our teams tackle some of the most intricate legal and commercial issues that businesses face So we look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and experiences. You will have the ability to adapt to new surroundings, the resilience to deliver complex work to deadlines and the agility to face the unpredictable with confidence. A quick mind is also pivotal, so a strong academic record from GCSE onwards is essential. You should be pushing for a good 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in your university degree. But above all, you’ll have the ability to work effectively with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.
When and how to apply
Applications for all our events and schemes open from 1 October 2017.
As for our vacation schemes, students in their penultimate year onwards must apply by 7 January 2018 to be eligible for our summer and spring vacation schemes. We also have a winter vacation scheme for all final year students and graduates, the closing date for which is 31 October 2017.
Ready to experience our dynamic? Find out more and apply at hoganlovells.com/graduates