Vacation Scheme Deadlines

As good bargains go, vacation schemes stand out as amazing 3-for-1 deals: for just a few weeks of your time, you get to improve your resume, brush up your legal skills and, best of all, you can see first-hand what life's truly like at your favourite law firm before committing to the full training contract experience.

Because we know a number of you are set on giving vacation schemes a try, we've put together a collection of relevant application deadlines to help you along. Many thanks to Taylor Wessing for sponsoring the following information table:

Vacation Scheme Deadlines



September 2018

30 September 2018 Kennedys (Winter)

October 2018

1 October 2018

Simmons & Simmons (Winter: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)

Travers Smith LLP (Winter: rolling application from this date)

15 October 2018 Simmons & Simmons (Summer: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)
26 October 2018 Jones Day (Winter)
31 October 2018

Hogan Lovells (Winter)

Norton Rose Fulbright (Winter)

November 2018

1 November 2018 Squire Patton Boggs (Winter)
2 November 2018 Burges Salmon LLP (Winter)
4 November 2018 Ashurst LLP (Winter - applications have now closed)
5 November 2018 Sidley Austin LLP (Winter)
6 November 2018 White & Case LLP (Winter)
11 November 2018 Stephenson Harwood (Winter)
18 November 2018 Bristows LLP (Winter)
30 November 2018 Baker McKenzie (Spring)

December 2018

14 December 2018 Jones Day (Spring)
Slaughter and May (Easter)
16 December 2018 Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (Spring, Summer)
28 December 2018 Bird & Bird LLP (Spring, Summer)
31 December 2018 Dechert LLP (Spring)

January 2019

3 January 2019 Slaughter and May (Summer)
4 January 2019



Dentons (Spring, Summer)

6 January 2019

Addleshaw Goddard (Spring, Summer)

Ashurst LLP (Spring, Summer)

Hogan Lovells (Spring, Summer)

Latham & Watkins (Spring, Summer)

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP (Spring, Summer)

8 January 2019 Squire Patton Boggs
10 January 2019 Jones Day
11 January 2019 Burges Salmon LLP (Spring, Summer)
12 January 2019 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom (UK) LLP (Spring, Summer)
13 January 2019

Irwin Mitchell

Norton Rose Fulbright (Spring)

14 January 2019

Taylor Wessing LLP

Watson Farley & Williams

15 January 2019

Baker McKenzie

Mishcon de Reya LLP (Spring, Summer)

Osborne Clarke LLP

White & Case LLP (Spring, Summer)

18 January 2019

Covington & Burling LLP


27 January 2019 BLM
31 January 2019

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bates Wells (Spring, Summer)

Bircham Dyson Bell

Bristows LLP (Spring, Summer)

Charles Russell Speechlys

Cooley (UK) LLP

Dechert LLP

Forsters LLP

HFW (Spring, Summer)

Hill Dickinson LLP

Ince & Co (Spring)

K&L Gates LLP

Macfarlanes LLP (Spring, Summer)

Memery Crystal LLP (Spring)


Milbank LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright


Penningtons Manches LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Sidley Austin LLP (Spring, Summer)

Stephenson Harwood (Spring, Summer)

TLT Solicitors LLP (Spring, Summer)

Travers Smith LLP

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Wedlake Bell

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February 2019

28 February 2019

Bevan Brittan LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Ward Hadaway

Womble Bond Dickinson

March 2019

1 March 2019

Lester Aldridge LLP

Russell-Cooke (Spring)

29 March 2019 Roythornes Solicitors
Stephens Scown LLP
30 March 2019 Wilsons Solicitors LLP

April 2019

1 April 2019

Foot Anstey LLP

Coffin Mew LLP

30 April 2019 Ashfords LLP
Leathes Prior

June 2019

7 June 2019 Ingram Winter Green

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Burness Paull LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steeb & Hamilton LLP

DAC Beachcroft

Farrer & Co


Fladgate LLP

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP

Slaughter and May

Taylor Vinters

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