Spring Vacation Scheme
First Year Programme
If you are an international LLM student or you qualified abroad and wish to practise in the UK, we could have an opportunity for you.
Do you have significant experience in English law?
In most cases you will need to start with the Firm at the level of a Trainee Solicitor and complete the equivalent of a two-year Training Contract to gain English law experience. You'll also need to take the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) examinations.
In general, we find that completing a two-year Training Contract gives you a broader experience of English law, and a firm foundation on which to start your career.
Does your degree qualify you to start a training contract directly?
It may be possible to work as an associate whilst undertaking the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS). Please visit our website for current opportunities.
1. ONLINE APPLICATION
Our online application form will ask for your complete academic record, work experience, extra-curricular activities, positions of responsibility and a covering letter.
2. ONLINE TESTING
Should your application meet our criteria, you will be sent links to an online situational judgment test and an online verbal reasoning test.
3. VIDEO INTERVIEW
Upon successful completion of both online tests, you will be invited to a video interview, to respond to pre-recorded questions.
4. ASSESSMENT CENTRE
Our assessment centre consists of a group exercise, a Partner interview based on a case study and an Associate interview. We also provide lunch with our Trainees to help settle any nerves and break up the day.
If you are successful you will receive an offer (either for a place on our Vacation Scheme or for a Training Contract, depending on the programme you have applied for). You will have ready access to the Graduate Recruitment & Development team if you need any support in making your decision.
We want you to do well. So be prepared, be honest, be yourself and be confident. If you've made it as far as the interview, it's because you've impressed us. It's important to remember this.
The interview is a chance for you to show your abilities and share with us the achievements you're most proud of. You should also be able to tell us why you're choosing to pursue a career in commercial law – and why you're passionate about doing so with us.
“Everyone's got a stellar application by the time we get to interviews; they're all academically brilliant, they've done well at university and they've got a whole range of extra-curricular activities. What we're trying to work out in an interview is who you really are. The interviews I really enjoy are the ones where people are confident enough to be themselves.”