How to apply

How to apply

Our assessment process

Whichever opportunity you’re applying for at White & Case, discover more about the process and get advice to make the best impression in your application.

We use Rare Recruitment’s Contextual Recruitment System, allowing us to put applicants’ backgrounds into context. You can also note any reasonable adjustments you might require on our application forms.

 

First-year insight scheme

Online application

 

Open day

Online application

 

Vacation scheme

  1. Online application and covering letter
  2. Video interview assessed by the Graduate Resourcing team
  3. Face-to-face interview with one member of the Graduate Resourcing and Development team and one associate, plus a written assessment
  4. Assessment during the two-week scheme, including a research task, group business simulation and feedback from the business
  5. Training contract interview with two partners, including a pre-prepared commercial presentation

Training contract

  1. Online application and covering letter
  2. Video interview assessed by the Graduate Resourcing team
  3. Telephone interview with one member of the Graduating Resourcing and Development team
  4. One-day assessment centre, including a research task, group business simulation, interview with one member of the Graduate Resourcing and Development team, and one associate
  5. Training contract interview with two partners, including a pre-prepared commercial presentation

Ready to apply?

When it’s time to apply, complete our online application form. Join us and make a mark.

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What to expect in your interview

 

Video interview

During the video interview, you’ll answer three questions. You’ll have 15 seconds to prepare for each question and 90 seconds to answer. Before you answer the questions, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a practice question to help you feel more at ease.

Telephone interview

The telephone interview (for applicants applying directly for a training contract only) is 30 minutes in length. It’ll be with a member of our Graduate Resourcing and Development team, and the questions will focus on the competencies we look for in our trainee solicitors.

Face-to-face interview

This is your opportunity to meet with the Graduate Resourcing and Development team, associates and partners. During the interviews, we want to hear about your experiences so far and why you’re interested in a career in law. We also want to know why you’re interested in joining White & Case. You’ll be given the opportunity to ask any questions you have.

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