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 over the two weeks including: a group exercise, a client pitch and a partner interview.
We have up to 24 places on our two-week schemes, which run during the spring and summer holidays and participants are paid £500 per week.
Spring scheme dates
28 March – 8 April 2022
Summer scheme dates
20 June – 1 July 2022
1 October 2021
10 January 2022
You can apply for one of our vacation schemes if you are able to begin a training contract in 2023/2024.
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.
Complete a short online application form, which will be reviewed by a member of the Graduate Recruitment team.
Online psychometric test
The Watson Glaser Online Critical Reasoning test is designed to measure your ability to structure a sound, solid argument, and to test your ability to evaluate information and draw conclusions that can be supported.
If you would like to complete a practice test, please CLICK HERE.
Online video interview
This is an opportunity to build on your application form and bring it to life. It offers us more of an insight into both your achievements and motivations for a career in commercial law, especially at Weil.
Interview followed by an analytical exercise
Your interview will be conducted by an associate and a member of the Graduate Recruitment team. It is a chance for us to get to know you better and gives you the opportunity to learn more about the firm and our culture. You will be asked to complete an analytical exercise and you will have the chance to meet with one of our trainees to ask questions about the firm.
If we think you are a great match for our firm and have the potential to undertake a training contract, we will offer you a place on our vacation scheme. During the vacation scheme you will be asked to complete a number of assessments.
Training Contract offer
In the second week of the scheme you will take part in a partner interview, which will focus on your interest in a career in commercial law, what you think makes us different, and why you are attracted to our opportunity and core practice areas. If we think you are a great match for our firm and have the potential to become an exceptional lawyer, we will offer you a training contract.