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Our summer vacation scheme placements are the perfect way to explore life as a trainee and a team member at our firm.

We offer around 50 places across our Birmingham, Exeter, London and Manchester offices each year. During your time with us, you will sit in a couple of departments and be involved in real, immersive work — drafting, undertaking research, attending meetings and collaborating with a range of people across the firm.

You will be teamed with a trainee mentor who will introduce you to each department and be on hand to offer you all the guidance you need. And you will be allocated a supervisor to offer you advice on the work that you will undertake.

Our trainees are valuable to us, so we pay every candidate attending our summer vacation schemes.

This is currently £460.25 per week in London and £400 per week in Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester.

The dates of our schemes this year are:

  • Scheme 1: Monday 10 June to Friday 21 June 2024
  • Scheme 2: Monday 24 June to Friday 5 July 2024

Our insight events

We hold open days and coffee mornings in our UK offices to give you an insight into life as a trainee and a career in law, our practice areas and clients, and how to develop your application skills for a better chance at joining us as a trainee.

Our in-person insight events are taking place on:

  • Birmingham – Wednesday 6 December
  • Exeter – Thursday 30 November
  • London – Thursday 23 November
  • Manchester – Wednesday 29 November

At these events, you will attend presentations on topics ranging from application form tips to life as a trainee at the firm and how we work together. You’ll also have the chance to network with colleagues from these offices.

Applications for this year's insight events will be open from 2 October 2023 and you will need to complete an online application form to apply.

Apply now