Vacation scheme deadlines


Deadlines for vac schemes in 2019


Below is a list of deadlines for vacation schemes in summer 2019. The deadlines for most firms' 2019 summer vac schemes were in January and have now passed. A few firms are still accepting applications for their vac scheme – see below. We will publish deadlines for vac schemes in winter 2019 and spring and summer 2020, as soon as they are confirmed.

Some firms look at applications on a rolling basis, so you should apply as soon as possible after applications open – firms which take this approach include AshurstJones DayMishcon de ReyaPenningtons Manches, Ince Gordon Dadds and Simmons & Simmons.

While we endeavour to keep our information as up to date as possible, deadlines do occasionally change at the last minute, so please check firms' websites to be absolutely certain of deadline dates.

Some (smaller and mid-size) firms don't offer a formal vac scheme, but do have a work experience programme, often open to a broad range of students. The application process for these programmes is often informal and done on a rolling basis. Information can usually be found on a firm's website, but if you can't find out if a firm offers work experience it's worth phoning or emailing them. Firms which adopt this approach include Geldards, Leigh Day and Kingsley Napley.


February 2019


  Bevan Brittan
  Ward Hadaway
  Womble Bond Dickinson


March 2019




  Arnold & Porter




  BP Collins
  Fox Williams
  Howes Percival


April 2019


  Blake Morgan
Foot Anstey


  Higgs & Sons




 May 2019






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