Training Contract Deadlines

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You’ve done your homework, studied the stats, read up on practice areas, and compared the firms that’ve caught your eye – now, it’s time to put your best foot and training contract application forward.

There’s no delaying the inevitable, and, as graduate recruiters were keen to tell us when we collected our list of relevant tips, procrastination rarely improves an application. So, take the time to browse over the following deadlines, make a schedule and pace yourself accordingly – you’ll do great.

Last but not least: good luck, and keep us updated on Twitter!

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Firm Deadline Date Information Add to Calendar
Addleshaw Goddard 31 July 2021 for 2023 training contracts Remind me
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 11 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
BDB Pitmans 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Bevan Brittan LLP 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Birketts LLP 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Blaser Mills Law 31 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Brabners LLP 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Bristows LLP 10 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Burges Salmon 26 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 31 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Clifford Chance 10 December 2020 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Clyde & Co 3 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
CMS 4 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Cooley (UK) LLP 31 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Covington & Burling LLP 9 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Cripps Pemberton Greenish LLP 31 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 3 January 2021 for training contracts commencing August 2023 Remind me
Farrer & Co LLP 9 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Fladgate LLP 31 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Forsters LLP 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
HFW 31 July 2021 for 2023/2024 contracts Remind me
Hill Dickinson LLP 31 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Hogan Lovells 31 January 2021 Non-law students and graduates Remind me
Hogan Lovells 31 July 2021 law students Remind me
Irwin Mitchell 4 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Jones Day 8 January 2021 for a 2020/21 placement and 2023 training contract. We expect to recruit all trainees from our placement candidates Remind me
K&L Gates LLP 31 July 2021 for August 2023 start Remind me
Kennedys Law LLP 31 December 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Kingsley Napley LLP 14 May 2021 Remind me
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP 11 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Leathes Prior 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Macfarlanes LLP 31 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Maples Teesdale LLP 14 August 2021 for 2022 contracts Remind me
Mayer Brown International LLP 31 January 2021 for 2023 contracts. We encourage students to apply for a vacation scheme as this is the main pipeline for our training contracts each year. Remind me
Memery Crystal 31 July 2021 (midday) for 2023 contracts Remind me
Michelmores LLP 31 January 2021 Spring assessment day Remind me
Michelmores LLP 30 June 2021 Summer assessment day Remind me
Milbank LLP 3 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Mills & Reeve 4 January 2021 for summer vac scheme, which we use as our main recruitment method Remind me
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 14 July 2021 (midnight) for 2023 contracts Remind me
Morrison and Foerster (UK) LLP 4 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Norton Rose Fulbright 13 December 2020 finalists and graduates Remind me
Norton Rose Fulbright 11 June 2021 penultimate year law Remind me
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 29 May 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Osborne Clarke LLP 15 January 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Payne Hicks Beach 31 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
RPC 25 June 2021 for 2023 London contracts Remind me
RPC 14 March 2021 for 2023 Bristol contracts Remind me
Russell-Cooke 21 February 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP 31 December 2020 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Stephenson Harwood LLP 31 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Thrings LLP 1 March 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
TLT LLP 31 May 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Travers Smith LLP 31 July 2021 for training contracts commencing in September 2023 and March 2024 (applications open 1 June 2021) Remind me
Vinson & Elkins RLLP 30 June 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
Watson Farley & Williams 9 July 2021 for 2023 contracts Remind me
White & Case LLP 15 July 2021 for training contracts to commence in September 2023 and March 2024 Remind me