Opportunities

Fast Track Scheme

Our fast track scheme is for students who are keen to start developing their career and looking to secure a vacation scheme early on in their academic studies. The fast track scheme is a fantastic way to gain an insight into the legal profession and to understand the work of a trainee at Weil.

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Perform well on the scheme and you will be automatically interviewed for a vacation scheme.


During the two-day scheme, you will meet our people and get a better understanding of our firm and culture. You will hear from our trainees, associates and partners about life at Weil. You will attend skills sessions and workshops and have the chance to gain an insight into the day-to-day role of a lawyer, by having the chance to shadow one of our trainees.

If you perform well on the scheme you will be automatically interviewed for a 2023 vacation scheme, which will take place shortly after the fast track scheme. You will also be paid £200 for the two days.

Key Dates

Scheme dates

18 – 19 May 2022

Applications open

1 October 2021

Application deadline

20 March 2022

Requirements

You can apply for a fast track scheme if you are a first year law student on a three year course, second year law student on a four year course or a penultimate year non-law student.  

We are looking to recruit candidates from all universities and degree disciplines. Our academic requirements are AAB at A-Level or equivalent and a 2:1 degree (obtained or predicted). We take into account mitigating circumstances and use Rare’s contextualised recruitment system enabling us to measure an individual’s performance against the average grades of their school. We review all application forms holistically, which means if you fall slightly short of our academic requirements but demonstrate great potential, you will still be considered.

Application process

Frequently asked questions

When do applications open for the fast track scheme and when is the deadline?

Applications open on 1 October 2021 and the deadline is 20 March 2022.

Am I eligible to apply for the fast track scheme?

You can apply for a fast track scheme if you are a first year law student on a three year course, second year law student on a four year course or a penultimate year non-law student. If you do not meet these requirements, please consider applying for an insight day or vacation scheme.

How many places are there on the fast track scheme?

There are up to 10 places on our fast track scheme each year.

Are applications reviewed on a rolling basis for the fast track scheme?

No, we review all applications after the deadline, which is 20 March 2022.

How much will I be paid on the fast track scheme?

We pay fast track scheme participants £200 for the two-days.

If you require additional financial support in order to take part in a fast track scheme, please contact the Graduate Recruitment team at graduate.recruitment@weil.com or on 020 7903 1000 to discuss, in confidence, your individual circumstances.

Can I choose which department I will sit in during the fast track scheme?

We will ask you for your department preferences before you join and will do our best to accommodate these.

I require some additional support due to a disability; can you accommodate this?

We are happy to make adjustments in line with your individual requirements. Please contact the Graduate Recruitment team at graduate.recruitment@weil.com or on 020 7903 1000 to discuss, in confidence, your individual circumstances.

Do you accept CV applications?

No, we do not accept CV applications. If you are unable to complete the online application form please contact the Graduate Recruitment team at graduate.recruitment@weil.com or on 020 7903 1000 to discuss, in confidence, your individual circumstances.

I’ve missed the deadline to apply for the fast track scheme – can I still apply?

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications received after the deadline.

What do I do if I am unsuccessful during the application process? Can I reapply next year?

If you are unsuccessful during the application process, we encourage you to wait a year before reapplying and during this time spend some time improving your application.

Is it possible to receive feedback if my online application is unsuccessful?

We appreciate your eagerness to receive feedback, however, we receive in excess of 1,100 applications each year. In fairness to all candidates, we are unable to provide individual feedback at the application stage.

Do you offer ad-hoc work experience outside of your formal fast track scheme?

Unfortunately, we are not able to hire candidates for informal work experience. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for a place on our fast track scheme or take part in our virtual experience programme.