The Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) vacation scheme – apply by 12 January 2018!

The Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) vacation scheme - apply by 12 January 2018!

The majority of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK)’s training contracts are offered to students who participate in the firm’s vacation placement programme, which provides participants with first-hand experience working on actual global transactions. The programme also provides insight into the firm’s culture and atmosphere. Each student is paired with an associate supervisor and trainee liaison who identify substantive and suitable assignments. 

Vacation placement students are offered the option to practise either in a single area or to divide their time between two practice areas, thereby gaining greater exposure to the firm’s work. Students participate in training workshops focused on current matters, which aid their professional development and provide invaluable perspective from Skadden lawyers.

Social events, such as a recent stadium tour and private dinner at Chelsea Football Club, allow vacation students to interact with each other and Skadden lawyers on a more informal level.

The two-week placements are offered over Easter break and during the summer. Vacation placement students are remunerated £500 per week to assist with expenses and the firm is happy to help source accommodations. Undergraduate candidates need to have reached the penultimate year of their law degree studies or the final year for a non-law degree.

To apply, complete the online form.

Application Deadlines:

  • 2018 easter & summer vacation placements: 12 January 2018
  • 2020 training Contracts: 31 July 2018

You are strongly encouraged to apply for a vacation placement as a means to securing a training contract in 2020.

For more information on the firm and for details of the salary and benefits package, take a look at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK)’s full Lex 100 profile.