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Vacation Scheme

Deciding which law firm is right for you is not always easy, but the decision you take must be one that is reliably informed.

Whilst we have provided a wealth of online information for you to draw on, sometimes it is easiest to simply come and see us in action for yourself.

Our Vacation Scheme provides a chance to spend time at Charles Russell Speechlys and see exactly what we do on a daily basis.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in real fee earning work, which could include attending client meetings and going to court, and gain a deeper insight into our different practice areas.

You will also have support from solicitors in the team and have the opportunity to meet a number of different people, either at organised social events or as part of your day to day interactions.

On completion of the Vacation Scheme, you may be offered a training contract with the firm. During your time with us you will be required to take part in an assessment centre which will be reviewed along with your performance during the Vacation Scheme.


Applications for our 2019 Vacation Scheme are now closed. We run our Vacation Scheme in the following offices:

  • Cheltenham
  • Guildford
  • London

We look to recruit a number of our trainee solicitors from the Vacation Scheme, therefore in order to apply for a place on the scheme you must be eligible to start your training contract in the appropriate year we are recruiting for, i.e. at least in the penultimate year of your law degree, or the final year of your non-law degree.