If you're looking to get a head start on your legal career, our summer vacation scheme gives you the opportunity to experience life and work at Browne Jacobson.
We offer around 10 places on our summer vacation scheme across all of our offices, taking place in the last two weeks of June. You’ll be given the opportunity to undertake real work as well as learning more about the legal departments and the firm with our people. Throughout the scheme, you’ll be assessed for a place on our Trainee Solicitor Pathway (previously called a training contract).
Your placement will be in one of our legal teams where you’ll work on a range of tasks. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be supported by a supervisor, and you’ll get constructive feedback on what you’re doing well and how you could be even better. As well as spending time with a legal team, the two weeks will also include:
You’ll also be provided with financial assistance (£250 per week) to help with travel and/or accommodation costs.
Below are some of our frequently asked questions. If you still have any further questions, contact our recruitment team - we'd love to hear from you.
You need to be able to start our Trainee Solicitor Pathway in 2025, so the earliest you can apply is in the penultimate year of a degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from graduates and career changers.
The summer vacation scheme is open to external candidates only.
Individuals already working at the firm will be able to apply for the Trainee Solicitor Pathway, please refer to the firm’s intranet pages for further details.
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