Vacation scheme

Think we might be the one? The best way to really know if Osborne Clarke is the firm for you is to experience it all first-hand by joining our summer vacation scheme.
Colour headshot of Mayank Tripathi
"During my vacation scheme I felt like an extension of the teams, being included in client meetings, and working on live matters. This made for a truly immersive experience."
Mayank Tripathi, Trainee Solicitor

A summer like no other

Each year we give 70 candidates the chance to experience life at Osborne Clarke via a two-week placement in one of our UK offices. The perfect opportunity to get an insight into the day-to-day of a global commercial firm, soak up the culture and get to do real work with expert supervision.

Like most things in life, you get out what you put in. Rather than observing from the side-lines, we want you to take an active role in your experience with us. Which means that while you’ll be given a comprehensive (and educational) programme to follow, you’ll also be given the space - and encouragement - to take the initiative, dive in deeper to the areas that interest you, and truly make the most of your time with us.

Over 90% of our vacation scheme candidates accept offers to train at the firm after experiencing our approach.

As well as shadowing the lawyers and experiencing legal work up close, you’ll take part in regular in-depth knowledge sessions with partners from across the firm, covering the most important themes impacting the legal industry and the world at large. You’ll also attend a selection of social events, giving you the opportunity to flex those networking skills and practice building your profile. And each week you’ll have a review session with your mentor, a senior lawyer, to discuss progress, with the opportunity to ask your burning questions and gain real insight into what it means to be a lawyer at Osborne Clarke.

If this hasn’t already inspired you to apply, perhaps knowing that over 90% of our vacation scheme candidates accept offers to train at the firm will do the trick?

Get inspired

Hear from Training Principal, Alexandra Gower on the opportunities the vacation scheme offers.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

  • 01
    Placements will run throughout June and
    July 2024.
  • 02
    The salary is £450 per week.
  • 03
    Application process opens on 1 October 2023.
  • 04
    Deadline for applications is 23:59 on 15
    January 2024.
  • 05
    Assessment centres and interviews will be running throughout February and March 2024. Please ensure that you are available on the proposed dates as unfortunately we are unable to provide any alternatives. If you are invited to attend an in-person session please note that we are unable to provide a virtual alternative due to the nature of the exercises undertaken.
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