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Vacation Schemes

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.

We offer Spring and Summer Vacation Schemes and they provide the chance for you 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.

At the end 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 Training Contracts are currently closed and will open again in October 2020.

We run our Vacation Schemes in the following offices and the dates for 2020 are below:


  • Spring: 30 March to 3 April 2020
  • Summer: 29 June to 3 July 2020


  • Spring: 30 March to 3 April 2020
  • Summer: 6 July to 10 July 2020


  • Spring: 14 April to 24 April 2020
  • Summer: 29 June to 10 July 2020

We look to recruit a number of our trainee solicitors from the Vacation Schemes, 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.