Vacation Scheme

A holiday for high-flyers: pack your thinking cap

We’ve invested a lot of time and effort to ensure that our vacation scheme offers participants a proper understanding of the work we do, the clients we work with and the sectors we work in. We could happily talk about why we are different and what we believe makes us the best, but we think it’s more useful for you to hear first-hand from some of our vacation scheme participants.

Why should I do a vacation scheme at Osborne Clarke?

Like most things in life, with our vacation scheme the more you put into it the more you’ll get out of it. So, while we’ll give you a formal programme, it’s up to you to make the most of it. Ask, and you will learn.

You’ll work with a trainee in the team, who’ll give you support when you need it. You will also have a senior lawyer on hand to answer any tricky questions and give you feedback at the end of each week.

It’s the ideal way to experience how we do things at Osborne Clarke and you’ll get a proper taste of what our trainees do on a day-to-day basis.

So, how do you benefit?

  • You’ll spend time in two different departments
  • Get involved in real client work
  • Network and socialise with our current trainees and other colleagues
  • Gain valuable insights from our partners in bespoke training sessions.
  • Earn the chance of an interview for a trainee position. (It’s worth noting that last year more than 70% of our training contracts were offered to candidates who had completed a vacation scheme with us.)

Information about the 2017 scheme

  • 35 placements available across our UK offices.
  • Placements run concurrently in all UK offices between 12-23 June and 16 June – 7 July 2017.
  • You will be paid £275 per week.
  • The application process will open on 1 November 2016.
  • Deadline for applications is 15 January 2017.
  • Assessment centres and interviews will be running throughout February/March 2017. Please ensure that you are available on the proposed dates as unfortunately we are unable to provide any alternatives.

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Meet our people

  • Max Herfurth

    Studied an LLB before training and is now an Associate.
    London

  • Chloe Deng

    Studied for an LLB and LLM, now a Solicitor at OC.
    London

  • Poppy Pite

    Studied history and philosophy, before working as an employment advisor. Poppy is now a Solicitor at OC.
    London