|Mills & Reeve LLP||96.2|
|Bird & Bird LLP||94.6|
|Farrer & Co||94.4|
|Osborne Clarke LLP||94.4|
|Burges Salmon LLP||94.3|
|Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP||93.5|
|Debevoise & Plimpton LLP||91.3|
|TLT Solicitors LLP||91.2|
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
What better way to decide if a law firm is right for you than undertaking a vacation scheme?
Although these placements are often rather dauntingly described as a one, two or three-week interview, there are undoubtedly numerous advantages to gaining a first-hand insight into a firm.
Some firms make a big effort to arrange a jam-packed work placement where potential recruits experience life as a trainee through undertaking engaging work alongside fun activities such as pizza-making or dinners in fancy restaurants.
These Lex 100 winners have come up trumps by wowing trainees with their vacation schemes.
Recruits ‘really enjoyed the summer scheme’ at RPC, which was a key factor in their decision to train at the firm.
Similarly, ‘the high-quality work’ on offer at Shakespeare Martineau, the ‘fantastic culture’ at Mills & Reeve and the ‘prestige’ of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom became evident during the firms’ vacation schemes.
Trainees at Bird & Bird continue to cite the vacation scheme as a big draw and one recruit at Farrer & Co commented that ‘during my vacation scheme I felt the atmosphere in the office was open and personable’.
A Forsters trainee ‘felt at ease’ during their vacation scheme, whilst Osborne Clarke’s placement ‘set it apart from the rest’ and was ‘very open, honest and transparent’.
A ‘fantastic experience’ on the Burges Salmon vacation scheme was the clincher for one trainee, whilst the ‘excellent vacation scheme’ at Baker McKenzie convinced one recruit that the firm ‘would be a good place to train’.