Summer Vacation Placements

Our overall aim is to provide a work experience environment in which students can develop and gain practical, meaningful legal skills across a two week vacation scheme.

This is a chance to get a taste of life at a Top 100 law firm in East Anglia, many of our current trainees completed our vacation scheme before joining us full time. We operate the scheme once per year and is one of the best possible ways to enjoy and experience what it would be like to work at Birketts. You can state your preference of location across our four offices when applying.

The two week scheme will allow you to get a taster of  the four “seats” of a training contract, you will spend time working with partners, fee earners and trainees. You are likely to spend time in corporate, commercial property and private client teams as well as the firm's specialist practice areas such as employment, litigation, shipping and agriculture. During the vacation scheme you will feel valued and involved and will see first-hand the importance of our firm’s ethos “Clear Legal Advice” and going the extra mile.

At Birketts, we also want you to have a chance to get to know the real us. We organise social activities during the two weeks, typically this will include receiving talks from our CEO and HR Director, attending our highly regarded annual Summer Quiz which is firm wide and dinner/drinks/bowling with trainees and team members.

During each “seat”, you will receive daily practical tasks and a high degree of involvement with your allocated “buddy”. We ensure supervisors are able to provide regular and constructive feedback on your performance.

For further details of the application process or to submit your application, please visit our summer vacation application process page.

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