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What is the vacation scheme?

A vacation scheme is a great way for you to experience life at Burges Salmon and see whether it could be right for you. It's also an excellent opportunity for us to get to know you and help shape your career.

During your two-week vacation scheme, you’ll gain a real insight into our award-winning law firm as you:

  • work in two departments of your choice
  • get involved in ‘real’ work
  • have the chance to go to client meetings and visit court
  • attend skills sessions run by trainees and solicitors
  • get to know colleagues up and down the firm through social and sports events.

Every year we run a winter vacation scheme (one week), a spring vacation scheme (two weeks) and two summer vacation schemes (two weeks each), which are open to anyone who is eligible to apply for a training contract – regardless of your degree discipline.

We recruit between 60-70% of our trainees from the vacation scheme. You’ll be offered a training contract interview at the end of your scheme and if we decide that we’re right for each other, you'll be offered a training contract.

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Vacation scheme application timeline

  • Applications open
    01 October 2016
    Applications open for winter, spring and summer vacation schemes and 2019 training contract.
  • Winter vacation scheme deadline
    04 November 2016
    Applications close for the winter vacation scheme. Assessment centres will take place throughout November.
  • Winter vacation scheme
    12 December 2016
    One week winter vacation scheme begins. Training contract interviews will be arranged at the end of the scheme and will take place in January.
  • Spring/summer vacation scheme deadline
    12 January 2017
    Applications close for the spring and summer vacation schemes. Assessment centres will take place throughout February.
  • Spring vacation scheme
    03 April 2017
    Two week spring vacation scheme begins. Candidates who complete the spring vacation scheme will be offered a training contract interview on 14 April 2017.
  • Summer vacation scheme 1
    12 June 2017
    Two week summer vacation scheme begins. Candidates who complete the summer vacation scheme will be offered a training contract interview on 23 June 2017.
  • Summer vacation scheme 2
    26 June 2017
    Two week summer vacation scheme begins. Candidates who complete the summer vacation scheme will be offered a training contract interview on 7 July 2017.
  • Training contract application deadline
    31 July 2017
    Applications close for the 2019 training contract. 

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