Vacation scheme deadlines

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Opening dates and deadlines for vac schemes in 2017/18

 

Below is a list of deadlines for vacations schemes in winter 2017, and spring and summer 2018. Most vac schemes open for applications on 1 October or 1 November 2017 – we've listed when firms open for applications below if the window is not yet open. (Where no opening date is listed, the application window is already open.)

Some firms look at applications as soon as they come in, so you should apply as soon as possible after the application window opens – firms which take this approach include Simmons & Simmons (applications open 1 October) and Jones Day (application window now open).

The information below was provided to us directly by law firms in summer 2017. Deadlines do occasionally change at the last minute and while we endeavour to keep our information as up to date as possible, please check firms' websites to be absolutely certain of deadline dates.

 

Find out more about what to expect from vac schemes in our feature What is a vacation scheme?

 

October 2017

23

  Herbert Smith Freehills (winter)
  
Linklaters (winter)

27

  Jones Day (winter)

29

  Norton Rose Fulbright (winter)

31

  Allen & Overy (winter)
  Hogan Lovells (winter)

 

November 2017

1

  Simmons & Simmons (winter
  Squire Patton Boggs (winter)

3

  Burges Salmon (winter)
  Shearman & Sterling (winter)

5

  Ashurst (winter)
  White & Case (winter)

6

  Sidley Austin (winter)

12

  Stephenson Harwood (winter)

22

  Bristows (winter)

30

  Morrison & Foerster (spring)

 

December 2017

15

  Jones Day (spring)

28

  Bird & Bird

29

  Herbert Smith Freehills (spring and summer)

30

  Addleshaw Goddard

31

  Allen & Overy (summer)
  DLA Piper
  Walker Morris

 

January 2018

3

  Clifford Chance

4

  Freshfields
  Linklaters (spring and summer)
 
 Slaughter and May opens 16 October 2017

5

  DWF

7

  Ashurst (summer)
  Clyde & Co
  Hogan Lovells (spring and summer)
  Kirkland & Ellis
  Latham & Watkins opens October 2017
  Morrison & Foerster (summer)

8

  Eversheds Sutherland opens October 2017

9

  Squire Patton Boggs (summer)

10

  Jones Day

11

  Burges Salmon (spring and summer)

12

  Skadden
  
Sullivan & Cromwell opens 1 November 2017

13

  Weil

14

  Davis Polk opens 1 December 2017

15

  Gateley (spring) opens 1 November 2017
  Irwin Mitchell opens 1 November 2017
  Osborne Clarke opens 1 November 2017
  Simmons & Simmons (spring) opens 15 October 2017

19

  RPC
  Shearman & Sterling (spring and summer)

20

  BLM
  VWV opens October 2017

26

  Watson Farley & Williams opens October 2017

30

  Taylor Wessing

31

  Akin Gump
  Bates Wells Braithwaite
  
Birketts opens 1 November 2017
  Boodle Hatfield opens 1 November 2017
  
BPE Solicitors opens 1 January 2018
  Bristows (spring and summer)
  Cooley opens 30 October 2017
  Covington & Burling opens 19 October 2017
  Farrer & Co opens 1 November 2017
  HF
  Hill Dickinson opens 1 November 2017
  Ince & Co opens 1 December 2017
  K&L Gates opens 1 November 2017
  Lewis Silkin opens mid-December 2017
  Macfarlanes
  Mayer Brown opens 1 November 2017
  Michelmores opens 1 November 2017
  Mills & Reeve opens 1 November 2017
  Morgan Lewis (strictly 5pm closes); opens 1 October 2017
  Muckle opens 1 November 2017
  Norton Rose Fulbright (summer)
  Penningtons Manches opens 1 November 2017
  Reed Smith opens 1 November 2017
  Ropes & Gray opens 26 October 2017
  Sidley Austin (spring and summer)
  Stephenson Harwood (spring and summer)
  Stevens & Bolton opens 1 December 2017
  Taylor Vinters
  
TLT
  Travers Smith
  Vinson & Elkins opens 1 November 2017
  Wedlake Bell
  White & Case (spring and summer)
  Withers opens 1 November 2017

 

February 2018

1

  Gibson Dunn opens 1 November 2017

12

  Gateley (summer) opens 1 November 2017

15

  Simmons & Simmons (spring) opens 15 January 2018
  Trowers & Hamlins opens October 2017

28

  Bond Dickinson opens October 2017
  Cleary Gottlieb (spring and summer)
  Shoosmiths opens December 2017
  Ward Hadaway opens 1 November 2017
  Winckworth Sherwood opens 16 November 2017

 

March 2018

31

  B P Collins opens 1 January 2018
  
Howes Percival
  Wilsons

 

April 2018

1

  Foot Anstey opens 31 October 2017
  
Fox Williams

30

  Ashfords opens 1 November 2017
  Cripps opens 1 December 2017

 

May 2018

31

  Simkins