Opportunities

Vacation Scheme

Immerse yourself in different disciplines and experience what Weil has to offer throughout our two-week Vacation Scheme. You will work alongside some of our most senior lawyers, carry out similar tasks and responsibilities as our trainees and get a greater insight into two different practice areas of the firm.

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This is the chance for you to experience what it is like to be in the spotlight at an elite international law firm.


Attend various talks, workshops and social events as you build your network and gain a depth of knowledge about Weil. You will be assessed for a training contract throughout your time on the Vacation Scheme. A number of assessed elements are scheduled throughout the scheme including: a group exercise, a client pitch and a final round interview. 

Throughout the two weeks you will be mentored and supported. We have up to 20 places on our two-week paid schemes, which run during the spring and summer each year. You can apply for one of our Vacation Schemes if you are able to begin a Training Contract in 2022, whatever your degree subject. 

Key Dates

Spring Scheme Dates

30 March – 9 April 2020 / Application deadline 31 December 2019

Summer Scheme Dates

22 June – 3 July 2020 / Application deadline 17 January 2020

Requirements

We welcome candidates from all universities and degree disciplines, with entry requirements being AAB at A Level (or equivalent) and a 2:1 degree (obtained or predicted).

Application process

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a vacation scheme?

Please complete the online application form here. The application process will open in September each year. The deadline for applying to our Spring Vacation Scheme 2020 is 31 December 2019 and the deadline for applying to our Summer Vacation Scheme 2020 is 17 January 2020.

Am I eligible to apply for a vacation scheme in 2020?

Our vacation schemes in 2020 are open to candidates who are able to start a training contract in March 2022 or September 2022. If you are unable to start a training contract until 2023 please consider applying for our Fast Track scheme instead.

Do you offer ad-hoc work experience outside of your formal vacation schemes?

Unfortunately we are not able to hire students for informal work experience. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for a place on one of our vacation schemes.

What are the deadlines for applying this year?

The deadline for applying to our Spring Vacation Scheme is 31 December 2019 and the deadline for applying to our Summer Vacation Scheme is 17 January 2020.

I’ve missed the deadline to apply for a vacation scheme – can I still apply?

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

Do you accept CV applications?

No, we do not usually accept CV applications. If you are unable to complete the online application form please contact us at graduate.recruitment@weil.com to discuss, in confidence, your individual circumstances.

I require adjustments due to a disability; can you accommodate these?

We are happy to make adjustments in line with candidates’ individual requirements. Please contact us at graduate.recruitment@weil.com to discuss, in confidence, your individual circumstances.

Will you cover any costs I incur to attend an interview?

We will reimburse up to £100 for travel expenses incurred to attend an interview at Weil’s London office. Please obtain receipts for any expenses incurred and bring these with you to your interview; we can only reimburse expenses against receipts.

I am unable to attend a face to face interview as I’m on my year abroad. Can I do a Skype interview instead?

We feel the best way to get to know you is by meeting you in person. When you attend an interview you will also spend time speaking with a trainee, and you will undertake a written exercise. If you are abroad at the time your interview is scheduled, please speak with the Graduate Recruitment team who will discuss the best way forward. 

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.

How many vacation schemes are there and how many places are there on each scheme?

We will be running two vacation schemes in 2020 and there are 10 places on each scheme.

How much will I be paid on the vacation scheme?

We currently pay our vacation scheme students £500 a week.

Do I need to submit a separate application for a training contract if I attend a vacation scheme at Weil?

All candidates who attend a vacation scheme at Weil are automatically considered for a training contract at the end of the scheme.