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Vacation schemes

So you want to be a City lawyer? Taking part in one of our three annual vacation schemes is the best possible way to experience what our lawyers do every day. Try out real client work and see if our Firm is the right fit for you.

We recruit the majority of our London trainees (on average 80 percent) from our vacation schemes, with 25 participants in each intake. There’s no limit on how many training contracts we offer per scheme, so you won’t be in competition with your peers.

Wherever your career takes you, we guarantee that you’ll build skills and experience that will last:

  • Do real client work: draft memorandums; write client alerts; research areas of the law; attend meetings or court hearings, for example
  • Learn about different practice areas and deepen your knowledge of the law
  • ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A session with partners and associates
  • Attend social events, including supervisor and buddy lunches, and fun activities such as sushi making
  • Build your networks, both professionally and personally
  • Receive feedback and advice on your work and performance
  • As part of your training contract interview, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare a presentation on a commercial topic
Vacation Schemes

 

winter

Winter vacation scheme

4 – 15 December 2023

When can I apply?

11 September 2023 – 15 October 2023

Who can apply?

Finalists and graduates from any degree discipline

spring

Spring vacation scheme

8 – 19 April 2024

When can I apply?

11 September 2023 – 14 January 2024

Who can apply?

Penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates from any degree discipline

summer

Summer vacation scheme

24 June – 5 July 2024

When can I apply?

11 September 2023 – 14 January 2024

Who can apply?

Penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates from any degree discipline

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Benefits

In addition to the skills and experience you’ll gain on one of our vacation schemes, you’ll also receive the following benefits:

£500 health and wellness account

£600 per week plus travel expenses

Trainee buddy

Trainee buddy

 

GR support

Support from a dedicated GR team member

 

Guaranteed training contract interview

Guaranteed training contract interview

 

Hear from our trainees

Discover why London trainee Isabella Conceicao Silva decided to join the Firm.

Ready to apply?

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

Apply now

 

Inside White & Case

Learn more about our vacation schemes from past and present trainees on our recruiting content hub.

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From virtual learning programme to trainee: Onose Ogbebor's story
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