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Vacation Scheme

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

There is no better way to experience Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner than to join us on one of our vacation schemes. We run three a year in London and typically take 20 students per scheme. In our Hong Kong office we run three month-long internships each year and typically take 5-8 students per scheme

In London, you will get to choose the departments you sit in and will be assigned a trainee 'buddy' for you to shadow. In Hong Kong, you will stay within one department for the entirety of the scheme.  You will very much be 'part of the team' and will be involved in every aspect of the department; from client meetings to court runs. Apart from actually doing real client work, you will also attend a series of partner-led talks and workshops, to help build up your knowledge about Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and improve your skill set.

But it won't all be work! You will have lots of opportunities to network with firm members in social settings: lunch with partners, various social events with trainees, and firmwide events.

We want you to get the most out of your vacation scheme, so we expect you to ask lots of questions and get involved.

The recruitment process for our schemes is the same as our recruitment process for training contracts. First is the online application form and aptitude test, and then if you are successful, we'll invite you to an assessment centre. During the scheme, you will be offered the chance to have a final round training contract interview.

Our 2018/19 scheme dates are:

  • Winter 2018: 26 - 30 November 2018 (London) 

  • Summer 2019: 10-21 June and 1-12 July (London)