Deadlines for vac schemes in 2019
Below is a list of deadlines for vacation schemes in summer 2019. The deadlines for most firms' 2019 summer vac schemes were in January and have now passed. A few firms are still accepting applications for their vac scheme – see below. We will publish deadlines for vac schemes in winter 2019 and spring and summer 2020, as soon as they are confirmed.
Some firms look at applications on a rolling basis, so you should apply as soon as possible after applications open – firms which take this approach include Ashurst, Jones Day, Mishcon de Reya, Penningtons Manches, Ince Gordon Dadds and Simmons & Simmons.
While we endeavour to keep our information as up to date as possible, deadlines do occasionally change at the last minute, so please check firms' websites to be absolutely certain of deadline dates.
Some (smaller and mid-size) firms don't have a formal vac scheme, but do offer informal work experience (often to both university students and sixth-formers). The application process for this kind of work experience is usually informal and happens on a rolling basis. Information can usually be found on a firm's website, but if you can't find out if a firm offers work experience it's worth phoning or emailing them. Firms which adopt this approach include Geldards, Hodge Jones & Allen, Leigh Day and Kingsley Napley.
Find out more about what to expect from vac schemes in our feature What is a vacation scheme?