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Sidley Application Process

Sidley Austin's application process is somewhat unique, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the process before submitting an application. 

The process

At Sidley Austin, the application process is made up of an application form and a partner interview. You will apply first for a vacation scheme, and then will be assessed again during the scheme for a training contract. 

Applications for the winter 2022 and spring/summer 2023 vacation schemes open on 1 October 2022, the closing date for the winter scheme is 24 October 2022 and 27 January 2023 for the spring/summer application. The firm recruit for their training contracts through the vacation schemes so they encourage all students to apply and get to know the firm!

Queries should be directed to the graduate recruitment team via email to