The recruitment process for vacation schemes and for training contracts is the same. We ask all applicants to firstly complete our online application form. We receive a very high volume of applications for both vacation schemes and training contracts so we encourage you to really tailor your application to us, and to provide detailed examples of the skills and experiences that you have developed that will be relevant to your future legal career. We assess applications on a rolling basis.
The next stage of our recruitment process is an assessment centre, comprising of a written exercise, a group exercise, an interview with Associates and a critical reasoning task.
If you are applying for a vacation scheme you will find out whether you have secured a place on a vacation scheme after the assessment centre. During the vacation scheme you will complete a number of assessed exercise as well as a final round Partner interview for a training contract. You will find out whether you have secured a training contract after the vacation scheme.
If you apply directly for a training contract, the recruitment process is assessment centre followed (if successful) by Partner interview. The Partner interview takes place on a separate date to the assessment centre, usually within 1 week – 10 days of your attendance at the assessment centre.