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.


FirmVacation SchemeApplication DeadlineScheme DatesAdd to Calendar
Addleshaw GoddardSpring5 January 2023Edinburgh and London. Applications open 17 October 2022Remind me
Addleshaw GoddardSummer5 January 2023Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester. Applications open 17 October 2022Remind me
Addleshaw GoddardFirst year schemesPlease visit website for application deadlines
AkinSummer8 January 202319-30 June 2023Remind me
Anthony Collins SolicitorsSummer3 March 2023June and July 2023Remind me
Bevan Brittan LLPSummer27 February 2023Remind me
BirkettsSummer31 January 2023Weeks commencing 26 June and 3 July 2023Remind me
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPSummer scheme 131 January 202312-23 June 2023Remind me
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPSummer scheme 231 January 202310-21 July 2023Remind me
Charles Russell Speechlys LLPSpring31 January 2023Remind me
Charles Russell Speechlys LLPSummer31 January 2023Remind me
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonWinter12-22 December 2022
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonSpring11-21 April 2023
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonSummerSummer 1: 19-30 June 2023; Summer 2: 3-14 July 2023
CMSFirst Steps programme24 December 2022Spring vacation schemeRemind me
CMSCMS Academy24 December 2022July 2023Remind me
Cooley (UK) LLPSummer15 January 2023Remind me
CrippsSummer31 January 202326 June-7 July 2023. Applications open 3 October 2022Remind me
Debevoise & Plimpton LLPSpring2 January 2023April 2023Remind me
Debevoise & Plimpton LLPSummer2 January 2023June and July 2023Remind me
Dechert LLPWinter21 October 2022Remind me
Dechert LLPSpring31 December 2022Remind me
Dechert LLPSummer31 January 2023Remind me
Farrer & Co LLPSpringPlease refer to our website
Farrer & Co LLPSummerPlease refer to our website
Fladgate LLPSummer29 January 2023June/July 2022Remind me
ForstersSummer13 January 2023June and JulyRemind me
HFWSpring15 January 202324-31 March 2023Remind me
HFWSummer15 January 202312-23 June 2023 and 3-14 July 2023Remind me
Hill Dickinson LLPSummer31 January 2023Remind me
Hill Dickinson LLPOpen days30 November 2022Remind me
Irwin Mitchell LLPSummer3 January 2023June 2023Remind me
K&L Gates LLPSummer31 January 2023July 2023 - two weeks; applications open 1 November 2022Remind me
Kirkland & Ellis International LLPSpring1 January 2023April 2023Remind me
Kirkland & Ellis International LLPSummer1 June 2023July 2023Remind me
Latham & WatkinsWinterDecember 2022
Latham & WatkinsSpringApril 2023
Latham & WatkinsSummerJuly 2023
Leathes PriorSpring29 January 2023Easter holidaysRemind me
Leathes PriorSummer23 July 2023Summer holidaysRemind me
Mayer Brown International LLPSpring31 January 2023Remind me
Mayer Brown International LLPSummer31 January 2023Remind me
Michelmores LLPSummer31 March 2023Remind me
Milbank LLPSpring13-17 March 2023
Milbank LLPSummer26 June-7 July 2023
Mills & ReeveSummer4 January 2023Schemes will run in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich. 19-30 June 2023Remind me
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPSummer25 January 2023Interviews take place in FebruaryRemind me
Morrison Foerster (UK) LLPSummer15 January 202312-23 June; 26 June-7 July 2023Remind me
Norton Rose FulbrightWinter16 October 2022For finalists and graduates from law and non-law subjects: 5-16 December 2022Remind me
Norton Rose FulbrightSpring20 November 2022For finalists and graduates (law and non-law): 27 March-6 April 2023Remind me
Norton Rose FulbrightSummerFor penultimate-year law and non-law undergraduates12 February 2023Remind me
Norton Rose FulbrightFirst year Open DayFor first-year undergraduates and those in the 2nd year of a four year course1 January 2023Remind me
RPCSummer15 January 2023Remind me
Russell-Cooke Solicitors LondonSpring17 February 202317-21 April and 24-28 April 2023Remind me
Stephens Scown LLPSummerWe run a summer work experience programme for students aged 18 and above with an interest in gaining some practical experience within a law firm. Applicants should apply during January-March of the year they would like to participate via our website.
Stephenson HarwoodWinter6 November 202212-16 December 2022Remind me
Stephenson HarwoodSpring31 January 202327 March-6 April 2023Remind me
Stephenson HarwoodSummer12-23 June 2023; 26 June-7 July 2023; 10-21 July 202331 January 2023Remind me
Stephenson HarwoodOpen days23 November 2022, 7 December 2022 (virtual); 18 January 2023, 15 March 2023 (London office)
Taylor Wessing LLPSummer1 December 2022June and July in London and CambridgeRemind me
Taylor Wessing LLPFirst Year Insight Scheme1 February 2023Remind me
Taylor Wessing LLPOpen day in Cambridge15 November 20221 November 2022Remind me
Taylor Wessing LLPSTEM open day1 October 2022Remind me
TLT LLPSpring10 January 2023London: w/c 27 March, Bristol: w/c 27 MarchRemind me
TLT LLPSummer10 January 2023London: w/c 26 June, Bristol: w/c 3 July, Manchester: w/c 3 July & 10 July, Glasgow: w/c 5 June & 12 JuneRemind me
Travers Smith LLPWinter9 October 2022Applications open on 5 September 2022Remind me
Travers Smith LLPSummer15 January 2023Applications open on 10 October 2022Remind me
Vinson & Elkins RLLPSummer13 January 2023June-August 2023Remind me
Watson Farley & Williams LLPSpring3 January 2023Remind me
Watson Farley & Williams LLPSummer3 January 2023Remind me
Wedlake Bell LLPSummer31 January 202326 June-14 July 2023Remind me
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLPSpring10 January 202327 March-6 April 2023Remind me
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLPSummer10 January 202319-30 June 2023Remind me
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLPInsight days6 November 2022Remind me
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLPFast-track scheme (first years)19 March 2023Remind me
White & Case LLPWinter16 October 2022(for finalists and graduates) 5-16 December 2022Remind me
White & Case LLPSpring15 January 2023(for penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates) 20-31 March 2023Remind me
White & Case LLPSummer(for penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates) 19-30 June 202315 January 2023Remind me
White & Case LLPOpen days8 and 22 November 202228 October 2022Remind me
Wilkin Chapman LLPSpring31 January 2023Remind me
Wilkin Chapman LLPSummer31 January 2023Remind me