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Firm NameLocation of schemeDate of schemeApplication deadlineApplication processMinimum qualificationLinkNo. of Places OfferedTraining Contract Salary
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LinklatersLondon, UKSpring: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 25 June - 20 July 2018
30 July - 24 August 2018
4 Jan 2018Application form; online Watson Glaser test; assessment centre (includes:
in-person Watson Glaser critical thinking test; work simulation excercise
in email drafting; competency interview with HR; and interview with
Partner and Managing Associate about business, law, discussion of written
simulation, and commercial awareness questions.
2.1 degreehttps://careers.linklaters.com/uk/early-careers/your-application100Year 1: £43,000; Year 2: £48,000
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Slaughter and MayLondon, UKSpring: 9 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 18 June - 6 July 2018
Monday 9 - 27 July 2018
28 August -14 September 2018
Spring: 15 Dec 2017
Summer: 4 Jan 2018
Application form - CV + Cover letter
Interview (Summer only) - 45 min with partner and associate
High 2.1
Good A levels or equivalent
https://www.slaughterandmay.com/careers/trainee-solicitors/work-experience-schemes-and-campus-events//160Year 1: £43,000
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Clifford ChanceLondon, UKSummer: 2 - 13 July 20183 Jan 2018Application form
Assessment centre
Partner interview
Presentation
Psychometric testing
Written exercise
340 UCAS points at A level
or equivalent
and minimum 2.1 degree
http://www.cliffordchancegraduates.com/apply/150Year 1: 44,800
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Allen & OveryLondon, UKSummer: 25 June - 6 July 201831 Dec 2017Initial online application, candidates who make the cut progress to an assessment centre consisting of two interviews, a case study interview (with a partner) followed by a competency interview. Each lasts for about an hour. For the case study, you're given a folder of information containing a range of documents. These could be a short legal document, a meeting note, an email or a press cutting. A scenario might be that your partner has been called into a meeting so you've got to take over and meet the client on your own. You've got about half an hour to identify the issues then give a short presentation to the 'client' (the partner-interviewer) on the issues you've spotted followed by a discussion.2.1 degree (or equivalent)
340 UCAS points (AAB)
https://www.aograduate.com/apply/apply-now/50Year 1: 44,000
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Baker McKenzieLondon, UKSpring: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 18 June - 6 July 2018
16 July - 3 Aug 2018
Spring: 30 Nov 2017
Summer: 15 Jan 2018
Online application form and a ‘career motivation’ cover letter; After this, complete an online situational judgement and verbal reasoning test. This is followed by a strengths-based video interview. Assessment day (includes: group exercise in which candidates work together to help improve a fictional client's service.); interview with an associate, who quizzes participants on their CV and competencies; two-partner interview: candidates discuss a case study they were given 30 minutes prior, and also face general questions about their application and motivations.2.1 degree (or equivalent)
340 UCAS points (AAB)
http://uk-graduates.bakermckenzie.com/programmes/40Year 1: £45,000
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Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerLondon, UK
Summer: 18 June - 6 July 2018
9 July - 27 July 2018
4 Jan 2018Online application form: 'Tell us about yourself in 850 words' and leaves it up to you what to fill in; online verbal reasoning test; assessment centre (includes: written assessment (approx 45 minutes) requiring candidates to review draft documents, highlight the mistakes, discuss the ambiguous elements and redraft an extract so it is clear and correct); partner and assosicate interview on competency-based questions designed to draw out attributes like motivation, organisational skills, capacity for teamwork, degree of curiosity, level of common sense, and “stickability”2:1 degree (or equivalent)http://ssl.freshfields.com/ukgraduates/how-to-apply-for-a-vacation-scheme.html60Year 1: 43,000
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Hogan LovellsLondon, UKSpring: 9 to 20 April 2018
Summer: 18 June - 6 July 2018
16 July - 3 Aug 2018
7 Jan 2018Online application form and critical thinking test; 30 min phone interview; Assessment centre (includes: critical thinking test, two interviews: a situational interview with an associate and a member of graduate recruitment, and one with two partners.2.1 degree or equivalenthttp://graduates.hoganlovells.com/page/apply/60Year 1: 43,000
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Norton Rose FullbrightLondon, UK
Summer: 18 - 29 June 2018
2 - 13 July 2018
31 Jan 2018Application form; assessment centre (includes: interview with two
partners, a written assessment and a group negotiation exercise.
The interview aims to test an applicant's motivations for joining
Norton Rose Fulbright, their commitment to the law and their
commercial knowledge.)
AAB at A level
and 2.1 degree (or equivalent)
http://nortonrosefulbrightgraduates.online/uk/opportunities/vacation-schemes/40Year 1: 44,000
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Herbert Smith FreehillsLondon, UKSpring: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 18 June - 6 July 2018
9 – 27 July 2018
29 Dec 2017Application form; Verbal Reasoning test; Assessment centre
(group excercise with case study, competency interview with Partner,
case study presentation with Partner, and lunch with Partner)
2.1 degreehttps://careers.herbertsmithfreehills.com/uk/grads/vacation-scheme80Year 1: 44,000
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DLA Piper International London, UK-31 Dec 2017Application form; Online psychometric tests: Assessment centre (incl: psychometric tests,
interviews, presentations and written exercises); Partner interview
ABB at A level or equivalent
2.1 degree, any discipline
https://www.dlapipergraduates.com/uk/apply/100Year 1: 44,000
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Clyde & CoLondon, UK
Manchester, UK
Spring: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 18 - 29 June 2018
9 - 20 July 2018
7 Jan 2018Application form + Cover letter; Assessment centre
(incl: drafting exercise, pitch presentation; interview with graduate recruitment and associate/partner).
AAB at A level
and strong 2.1 degree
http://clydecograduates.com/england/vacation-schemes/45Year 1: 36,000
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AshurstLondon, UK
Summer:
23 July 2018 – 10 August 2018
25 June 2018 – 13 July 2018
8 Jan 2018Application form + cover letter; interview with HR-led interview involving
competency-based questions, plus a chat through the candidate's
application form; Partner interview focusing on behavioural and
scenario-based questions; Written case study exercise.
2.1 degree (or equivalent)
340 UCAS points (AAB)
https://www.ashurst.com/en/careers/early-careers/uk/ahead-with-ashurst-and-vacation-schemes/110Year 1: 42,000
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Simmons & SimmonsLondon, UK
or
Bristol, UK
Summer:
25 June 2018 – 6 July 2018
9 - 20 July 2018
15 Feb 2018Application form; Situational judgment test, online numberical and
verbal reasoning tests and a video interview; Assessment centre
(incl written, group and analytical exercises, partner interview.)
2.1 degree (or equivalent);
likely to be around 340 UCAS points (or equivalent)
http://graduates.simmons-simmons.com/en/meet-us75Year 1 (Lndn): 42,000
Year 1 (Bristol): 37,000
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Bird & BirdLondon, UKSpring: 9 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 16 - 27 July 2018
28 Dec 2017Critical reasoning test; Online video interview; Assessment centre
(incl: presentation and interview, a group task and a written task;
Panel interview)
2.1 degreehttp://londongraduates.twobirds.com/opportunities/summer-placements/30Year 1: 38,000
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Eversheds SutherlandLondon, UK-8 Jan 2018Application firm (contains q's on commercial awareness), Video interview;
Assessment centre (incl: interview with questions about competencies and
motivations, questions about commercial awareness, letter-writing exercise,
presentation to partners)
2.1 degree
and 320 UCAS points
http://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/global/en/where/europe/uk/overview/careers/graduates/index.page80Year 1: 37,000
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WithersLondon, UK3rd – 13th April
18th – 29th June
31 Jan 2018Online application; numerical, one verbal reasoning online tests;
Assessment centre (incl: Partner interview, Written exercise, ten-minute
presentation on one of four topical subjects sent to them a week beforehand).
2.1 degree,
AAB at A level
https://graduatecareers.withersworldwide.com/vacation-schemes18Year 1: 37,000
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Sullivan & CromwellLondon, UK-12 Jan 2018CV and Cover Letter; Partner interviewAcheived or project first
or upper 2.1 degree
https://careers.sullcrom.com/uk-vacation-scheme6-8Year 1: 50,000
NQ: Undisclosed
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White & CaseLondon, UKSpring: 19 - 29 Mar 2018
Summer: 18 - 29 July 2018
31 Jan 2018Online application; cover letter; online video interview; telephone interview2.1 degree,
AAB at A level
https://www.whitecase.com/careers/locations/united-kingdom/students60Year 1: 46,000
NQ: 105,000
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Irwin MitchellLondon and outside, UKJune - July 201815 Jan 2018Application form + cover letter; 15-20 minute video interview (IM-specific questions), Assessment centre (incl: group exercise, an instruction-taking and written task, and partner/associate interview, plus a Q&A with trainee.)2.1 or higher for BLS.
Preferred for PLS.
http://graduaterecruitment.irwinmitchell.com/work-placements60Year 1: £25,000 (outside London) £36,000 (London)
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MacfarlanesLondon, UKEaster and Summer31 Jan 2018Application form; Assessment centre (In the morning you will be assessed for the vacation scheme, taking part in a group exercise and a written exercise. You will get to talk to our partners and trainees over lunch, undertake a partner interview and then spend the afternoon work shadowing in one of our practice areas.)2.1 - anticipated or achievedhttp://www.macfarlanes.com/careers/trainee-solicitors/apply.aspxUpto 30Year 1: £45,000
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Blake Morgan London, UK-1 April 2018Application form; Assessment centre (incl: psychometric tests, a one-to-one interview with an associate and a group exercise)ABB at A level or equivalent
2.1 degree, any discipline
https://www.blakemorgan.co.uk/careers/careers-at-blake-morgan/apply/45Competitive
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Mayer BrownLondon, UKSpring: 9 April – Friday 20 April 2018
Summer: 18 - 29 July 2018
2 - 13 July 2018
31 Jan 2018Online application, verbal and reasoning tests
Telephone interview
Assessment centre (group + individual exercises, interview)
A minimum of 340 UCAS points
and 2.1 degree
https://www.mayerbrownfutures.com/europe/apply/#united-kingdom30Year 1: £42,000
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Latham & WatkinsLondon, UKEaster: 9 – 20 April 2018
Summer: 2 – 13 July 2018
7 Jan 2018Applicants whose online applications stand out are invited to complete a video interview, consisting of around five questions. Those who are successful at this stage are invited to a half-day assessment centre, where they complete an interview with two lawyers; a presentation which can be prepared in advance; and a piece of written work. The day ends with coffee with the current trainees;2.1 degree
and AAB at A level
https://www.lwcareers.com/en/offices/united-kingdom/get-to-know-us.html40Year 1: £45,000
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Mills & ReaveCambridge
Birmingham
Manchester
Norwich
18 June - 29 June 2018, Cambridge
18 June - 29 June 2018, Birmingham
25 June - 6 July 2018, Manchester
25 June - 6 July 2018, Norwich
31 Jan 2018Everyone submits an online application form, and the firm invites the top 300 to take an online critical thinking test. After further shortlisting, 90 are invited to a half-day assessment centre in either Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester or Norwich, which consists of a group exercise and an interview. For the group exercise, candidates are tasked with conducting a mock meeting around a business scenario and then giving a presentation to partners. The exercise is designed to test their commercial aptitude and ability to work in a team.2.1 degree
300 UCAS points
https://www.mills-reeve.com/summerplacements/36Year 1: £27,000
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ShoosmithsMultitudinous - outside of London1 week in June 201828 Feb 2018Vacation scheme spots are awarded based on the strength of a candidate's online application. Note that candidates are not allowed to solely apply for a vac scheme; they must be gunning for a training contract too.Any
CCC A Levels
http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/graduate-recruitment-187.aspx25Year 1: £27,000
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Trowers & HamlinsLondon
Manchester
Exeter
Birmingham
Summer: 18 June - 13 July 201815 Feb 2018Online application
Assessment centre during vac scheme (mix of mathematical and vocabulary tests, and then an assessment where you have to show your persuasive skills)
320 UCAS points at A-Level (ABB or above)/
achieved or predicted consistently strong 2.1 degree or above
https://www.trowers.com/careers/students/summer-vacation-schemes/34Year 1: £37,000 (London) / £28,000
(Birmingham, Exeter & Manchester)
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Dentons 大成London
Milton Keynes
Watford
Spring: 3 – 13 April 2018 (London)
Summer: 2 – 13 July 2018 (MK, Watford)
16 – 27 July 2018 (London)
15 Jan 2018Online application
Watson-Glazer test
Assessment centre consisting of a role play exercise, a written exercise (which is assessed by senior associates), a case study and a final partner interview.
ABB at A level or equivalent
2.1 degree, any discipline
http://students.dentons.com/opportunities-around-the-globe/united-kingdom/training-contracts/vacation-placements/26Year 1: £40,000
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BristowsLondon, UK
Easter: 17th - 18th April 2018
Summer: 27th - 28th June 2018
31 Jan 2018Online application, video interview with HR
2 day workshop - presentations on the different kinds of work each department handles, interactive case studies and a series of meet-and-greets, including a ‘speed-networking’ event between candidates and representatives across the firm.
Must apply separately for TC
2.1 preferredhttps://training.bristows.com/opportunities/workshops-and-open-days10Yer 1: £38,000
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Weil, Gotshal MangesLondon, UKSpring: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer: 25 June - 6 July 2018
16 – 27 July 2018
13 Jan 2018All applications are reviewed by Weil’s graduate recruitment team and a partner. The best of the bunch progress to the next stage, where candidates undertake a multiple choice critical reasoning test. Applicants that pass the test are then invited to submit an online video interview, which is reviewed by a partner.
The next stage is an in-person interview with a partner and an associate + a written exercise. This stage is geared toward finding out more about a candidate's background, motivations and career aspirations, but recruiters will also be assessing technical and commercial knowledge.
2.1 degree (or equivalent)
340 UCAS points (AAB)
https://ukrecruiting.weil.com/opportunities/vacation-schemes/30Year 1: £46,000
NQ: £115,000
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonLondon, UK2 weeks
1 Easter scheme
2 Summer schemes
28 Feb 2018All candidates should submit a cover letter and full curriculum vitae via the Current Opportunities link, including a breakdown by subject of all A-Level (or equivalent) results and degree results where known.High 2:1 - 1st
AAA or equivalent
https://www.clearygottlieb.com/locations/london/legal-landing-page/careers-interior-pages/vacation-schemes36Year 1: £48,000
NQ: £120,000
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Kirkland & Ellis InternationalLondon, UKSpring: 9 - 20 April 2018
Summer: 2 – 13 July 2018
7 Feb 2018Online application form, cover letter
Assessment day (group exercise, written exercise, in-tray exercise, interview)
2.1 degree (or equivalent)
340 UCAS points (AAB)
https://ukgraduate.kirkland.com/10Year 1: £50,000
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Sidley Austin
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Gowling WLG
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Addelshaw Goddard
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Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
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Paul Hastings
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Berwin Leighton Paisner
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Boodle Hatfield
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Bond Dickinson
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Burges Salmon
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Charles Russell Speechlys
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CMS
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Clyde & Co
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Cooley
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Covington & Burling
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DWF
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Davis Polk
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Farrer & Co
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Fladgate
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Gateley
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Government Legal Service
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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
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