Herbert Smith Vacation Schemes and Open Days

Vacation Placements at Herbert Smith

Each year, Herbert Smith runs vacation schemes during the winter, spring and summer vacations.

If you are considering a career in law, participating the schemes provide a good opportunity to find out what you can expect working here and you will gain an insight into how a large international law firm operates.

The firm runs five schemes each year with a total of 130 places available. Each scheme runs for two weeks and during that time you will have an opportunity to sit with a partner or associate in a different practice area each week. In addition, there will be a range of talks, workshops and social events for you to enjoy, which will enable you to get to know people in the firm on an informal basis.

Vacation scheme applications open in October each year. The firm welcomes applications from law students in their second year of a law degree and non-law students in their final year or anyone wishing to commence a training contract in two year's time. The winter scheme is open to non-law students and graduates only. Application forms are available online and should be submitted in early November for the winter scheme and by the end of January for both the spring and summer schemes.