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 precisely when firms open for applications below if the window is not yet 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 (applications open 1 September).

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?

 

September 2017

30

  Kennedys (winter)

 

October 2017

23

  Herbert Smith Freehills (winter) opens 1 October 2017

29

  Norton Rose Fulbright (winter) opens 1 October 2017

31

  Allen & Overy (winter) opens 1 October 2017
  Hogan Lovells (winter) opens 1 October 2017

 

November 2017

1

  Simmons & Simmons (winter) opens 1 October 2017
  Squire Patton Boggs (winter) opens 25 September 2017

3

  Burges Salmon (winter) opens 1 October 2017
  Shearman & Sterling (winter) opens 1 September 2017

5

  Ashurst (winter) opens 1 September 2017
  White & Case (winter) opens 1 October 2017

6

  Sidley Austin (winter) opens 1 October 2017

12

  Stephenson Harwood (winter) opens 1 October 2017

22

  Bristows (winter) opens 1 October 2017

30

  Morrison & Foerster (spring) opens 1 October 2017

 

December 2017

28

  Bird & Bird opens 1 October 2017

29

  Herbert Smith Freehills (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017

30

  Addleshaw Goddard opens 30 September 2017

31

  Allen & Overy (summer) opens 1 October 2017
  DLA Piper opens 1 September 2017
  Walker Morris opens 1 October 2017

 

January 2018

3

  Clifford Chance opens 25 September 2017

4

  Freshfields opens 1 October 2017

5

  DWF opens 5 October 2017

7

  Ashurst (summer) opens 1 September 2017
  Clyde & Co opens 1 October 2017
  Hogan Lovells (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017
  Kirkland & Ellis opens 1 October 2017
  Latham & Watkins opens October 2017
  Morrison & Foerster (summer) opens 1 September 2017

8

  Eversheds Sutherland opens October 2017

9

  Squire Patton Boggs (summer) opens 25 September 2017

10

  Jones Day opens 1 September 2017

11

  Burges Salmon (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017

12

  Sullivan & Cromwell opens 1 November 2017

13

  Weil opens 1 October 2017

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 opens 1 October 2017
  Shearman & Sterling (spring and summer) opens 1 September 2017

20

  BLM opens 9 October 2017
  VWV opens October 2017

30

  Taylor Wessing opens 1 October 2017

31

  Akin Gump opens 1 October 2017
  Bates Wells Braithwaite opens 1 October 2017
  Boodle Hatfield opens 1 November 2017
  Bristows (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017
  Cooley opens 30 October 2017
  Covington & Burling opens 19 October 2017
  Farrer & Co opens 1 November 2017
  HFW opens 1 October 2017
  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 opens 1 October 2017
  Mayer Brown opens 1 November 2017
  Michelmores opens 1 November 2017
  Mills & Reeve opens 1 November 2017
  Muckle opens 1 November 2017
  Norton Rose Fulbright (summer) opens 1 October 2017
  Penningtons Manches opens 1 November 2017
  Reed Smith opens 1 November 2017
  Ropes & Gray opens 26 October 2017
  Sidley Austin (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017
  Stephenson Harwood (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017
  Stevens & Bolton opens 1 December 2017
  Travers Smith opens 1 October 2017
  Vinson & Elkins opens 1 November 2017
  Wedlake Bell
  White & Case (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017
  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

26

  Watson Farley & Williams opens October 2017

28

  Bond Dickinson opens October 2017
  Cleary Gottlieb (spring and summer) opens 1 October 2017
  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
  Wilsons

 

April 2018

1

  Foot Anstey opens 31 October 2017

30

  Ashfords opens 1 November 2017
  Cripps opens 1 December 2017

 

May 2018

31

  Simkins opens 1 October 2017