Our Vacation Schemes

To give you a taste of life at Travers Smith, we run a number of two-week vacation schemes in the Summer and one at Christmas. The Summer schemes are designed primarily for law graduates and penultimate year law undergraduates, whereas our Christmas scheme is primarily for non-law graduates and final year non-law undergraduates.

The vacation schemes are a chance for us to get to know each other, so working lunches, workshops and after-work drinks will be as important as the legal work you’ll be doing. You’ll also meet our current trainees who will give you an honest account of what it’s like to practise law and what we’re like as a firm.

During the fortnight, you’ll work in two different departments and share an office with partners, associates and trainees. Typical tasks will include drafting letters, attending meetings or carrying out research with the help of our Information Centre.

There will also be a number of seminars and workshops – not to teach you the black-letter law, but to give you an authentic taste of a City lawyer’s work.

Students will be paid £275 per week.


 Dates No. of Places     Application Opens     Application Deadline    

Summer 2015
22 June - 3 July 15 1 October 2014 31 January 2015
6 July - 17 July 15 1 October 2014 31 January 2015
20 July - 31 July 15 1 October 2014 31 January 2015

Christmas 2015
7 - 18 December 15 1 October 2015 N/A


For the Summer schemes, you can apply any time from 1 October up to 31 January and we will start to interview early in the New Year allocating places from then onwards. For the Christmas scheme we accept applications from 1 October and will allocate on a rolling basis.