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Deadlines for vac schemes in 2018/19

 

Below is a list of deadlines for vacation schemes in winter 2018, and spring and summer 2019. Most vac schemes open for applications on 1 October or 1 November 2018. We've listed when firms open for applications  if not date is listed that means applications are already open (or the firm didn't provide an opening date).

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 Simmons & Simmons and Jones Day.

The information below was provided to us directly by law firms in summer 2018. Deadlines do occasionally change at the last minute and while we endeavour to keep our information as up to date as possible, please check firms' websites to be absolutely certain of deadline dates.

 

October 2018

15

  Herbert Smith Freehills (winter)

26

  Jones Day (winter)

31

  Allen & Overy (winter)
  Hogan Lovells (winter)
  Norton Rose Fulbright (winter)

 

November 2018

1

  Simmons & Simmons (winter) 
  Squire Patton Boggs (winter)

2

  Burges Salmon (winter)

3

  Cleary (winter)

4

  Ashurst  (winter)

5

  Sidley Austin (winter)

6

  White & Case (winter)

18

  Bristows  (winter)

30

  Baker McKenzie (spring)

 

December 2018

14

   Jones Day (spring)

16

  Clifford Chance

27

  Bird & Bird

31

  Allen & Overy (summer)
  Dechert (spring)
  DLA Piper
  Royds Withy King - opens 22 October 2018
  Walker Morris

 

January 2019

3

  Freshfields

4

  CMS
  DWF
  Herbert Smith Freehills (spring and summer)
  Winston & Strawn

6

  Addleshaw Goddard
  Ashurst (summer)
  Clyde & Co
  Eversheds Sutherland
  Hogan Lovells (summer)
  Kirkland & Ellis
  Latham & Watkins
  Morrison & Foerster

8

  Squire Patton Boggs (summer)

10

  Jones Day (summer)

11

  Burges Salmon (spring and summer)
  Goodwin  - opens 1 December 2018
  Sullivan & Cromwell - opens 1 November 2018

12

  Skadden (spring and summer)

13

  Davis Polk - opens 1 December 2018
  Irwin Mitchell - opens 1 November 2018
  Norton Rose Fulbright (spring)

14

  Taylor Wessing
  Watson Farley & Williams - opens October 2018
  Weil

15

  Baker McKenzie (summer)
  Mishcon de Reya
  Osborne Clarke
  Simmons & Simmons (summer, London) 
  White & Case (spring and summer)

18

  Covington & Burling
  RPC 

20

  Shearman & Sterling
  VWV - opens October 2018

27

  BLM 

30

  Trowers & Hamlins

31

  Akin Gump - opens 15 October 2018
 
 Bates Wells Braithwaite
  Bircham Dyson Bell - opens 1 December 2018
  Birketts - opens 1 November 2018
  Blandy & Blandy
  Boodle Hatfield - opens 1 November 2018
  Bristows (spring and summer)
  Charles Russell Speechlys - opens December 2018
  Cleary (spring and summer) - opens 1 November
  Cooley - opens 31 October 2018
  Dechert (summer)
  Farrer & Co - opens 1 November 2018
  HFW
  Hill Dickinson - opens 1 November 2018
  K&L Gates - opens 1 November 2018
  Lewis Silkin opens mid-December 2018
  Macfarlanes
  Mayer Brown - opens 1 November 2018
  Memery Crystal - opens 1 November 2018
  Michelmores - opens 1 November 2018
  Mills & Reeve - opens 1 November 2018
  Morgan Lewis
  Muckle - opens 1 November 2018
  Northridge
  Norton Rose Fulbright (summer)
  O’Melveny - opens 1 November 2018
  Reed Smith - opens 1 November 2018
  Penningtons Manches
  Ropes & Gray - opens 26 October 2018
  Sidley Austin (spring and summer)
  Stephenson Harwood
  Stevens & Bolton - opens 1 December 2018
  Taylor Vinters - opens autumn 2018
  Travers Smith
  Vinson & Elkins - opens 1 November 2018
  Withers - opens 1 November 2018

 

February 2019

1

  Browne Jacobson
  Gibson Dunn

12

  Gateley  - opens 12 February 2018

15

  Simmons & Simmons (summer, Bristol) 

28

  Bevan Brittan - opens 31 October 2018
  Shoosmiths  - opens 3 December 2018
  Ward Hadaway - opens 1 November 2018
  Winckworth Sherwood - opens 15 November 2018
  Womble Bond Dickinson

 

March 2019

1

  Russell-Cooke - opens 1 November 2018

3

  Arnold & Porter - opens 16 October 2018

31

  BP Collins - opens 1 January 2019
  Howes Percival - opens October 2018
  Wilsons  

 

April 2019

1

  Blake Morgan - opens 1 November 2018
 
Foot Anstey

30

  Ashfords  - opens 1 November 2018
  Cripps  - opens 1 December 2018

31

  Simkins

 

Find out more about what to expect from vac schemes in our feature What is a vacation scheme?