You will spend each of your two weeks in a different practice area, working alongside a partner, solicitor or trainee. At the same time, you will undertake a mock transaction that will run for the duration of your placement.
Away from the work, the scheme has a strong social component. As well as the organised events, bowling with the trainees for example, or lunch with the partners, there are many opportunities to get to know people throughout the firm and to find out if Macfarlanes is right for you.
The dates of the 2018 vacation schemes are as follows:
Easter: 3 - 13 April 2018
Summer scheme 1: 25 June - 6 July 2018
Summer scheme 2: 9 - 20 July 2018
To apply for the vacation scheme you will need to be in at least the penultimate year of your degree.
Applications for the 2018 vacation schemes open on 1 October 2017 and close on 31 January 2018.