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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.


Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are not able to run our full, in-office Vacation Schemes. Instead of Vacation Schemes, we will be hosting Virtual Networking & Trainee Assessment Centres (2-day programme). These programmes will be an online experience and offer the opportunity for you to get to know the Firm and meet our people in an interactive and engaging format. It will also allow you to demonstrate your skills and motivation through assessments for a Training Contract.

Our Virtual Networking & Trainee Assessment Centres (2-day programme) will run in the following offices:

  • Cheltenham
  • Guildford
  • London

Applications for our 2023 intake have now closed. Applications for our 2024 intake will reopen again in the Autumn. Please refer back here for further updates.


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