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Vacation schemes and open days

If you’re thinking seriously about a career in law, it’s vital you join a firm that ‘feels right’. That’s why we run vacation schemes and open days – so you can find out if White & Case is the right fit for you (and vice versa).

First Year two-day insight scheme 

The scheme, specifically designed for first year students, is to help introduce participants to the many areas of law, the different types of firms and help confirm or dispel any myths associated with becoming a solicitor. Participants will receive useful guidance on ways in which they can begin to strengthen their future applications and have the opportunity to meet different members of the Firm informally over lunch and drinks. During the scheme, time is also spent work shadowing with one of our trainees which will provide you with an insight into the day-to-day role of a trainee solicitor at White & Case.

  • 16 – 17 May 2018 (deadline 31 March 2018)

Open days

The purpose of our open days are to provide participants with a useful insight into the Firm and the training we offer. During our open days in November (targeted at penultimate year students, finalists and graduates,) there will be an introduction to our business and an opportunity to hear about the role of a trainee from some of our current intake. Participants will be able to chat with members of the Firm over lunch before receiving practical tips on applications and interviews, and having the opportunity to put their decision–making skills to the test in an interactive game. The day will finish will another opportunity to speak with a variety of people about life at White & Case over drinks.

  • 9 November 2017 (31 October 2017)
  • 29 November 2017 (17 November 2017)

Vacation schemes 

A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. In total, we have around 70 places available over the winter, spring and summer holidays.
Playing an active part in the life and work of the London office, you’ll be sharing an office with your supervisor, helping them with their work, attending conference calls and meetings. You can also learn more about White & Case, the structure of our Firm and importantly, about the period of training. There are a number of informal presentations, a group exercise and a research-based task to complete. Throughout the scheme, you’ll receive continued support and feedback from your supervisor and the Graduate Resourcing team.
The social side of office life is important too and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network at social events, such as sushi-making classes, indoor crazy golf and go-karting.

Vacation scheme dates

Winter (for finalists and graduates)

Monday 11 – Thursday 21 December 2017 (deadline 5 November 2017)

Spring (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 19 – Thursday 29 March 2018 (deadline 31 January 2018)

Summer 1  (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018 (deadline 31 January 2018)