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Vacation schemes and open days

If you’re thinking seriously about a career in law, it’s vital you join a firm that ‘feels right’. That’s why we run vacation schemes and open days – so you can find out if White & Case is the right fit for you (and vice versa).

First Year two-day insight scheme 

In May we will be holding a two-day insight scheme specifically for 1st year students. The first day is designed to help introduce participants to the many areas of law, the different types of Firms and help confirm or dispel any myths associated with becoming a lawyer. Participants will also receive useful guidance on ways in which they can begin to strengthen their future applications and have the opportunity to meet different members of the Firm informally over lunch and drinks. The second day is spent work shadowing with one of our trainees which will provide you with an insight into the day-to-day role of a trainee solicitor at White & Case.

  • 31 March 2017 (17-18 May first year two-day insight scheme)

Open days

We will be holding open days throughout the year. The purpose of our open days is to provide participants with a useful insight into the Firm and the training we offer. During our open days in November and January (targeted at penultimate year students, finalists and graduates,) there will be an introduction to our business and an opportunity to hear about the role of a trainee from some of our current intake. Participants will be able to chat with members of the Firm over lunch before receiving practical tips on applications and interviews, and having the opportunity to put their decision –making skills to the test in an interactive business-game. The day will finish will another opportunity to speak with a variety of people about life at White & Case over drinks.

  • 10 November 2016 (24 November 2016 open day)
  • 14 December 2016 (12 January 2017 open day)

Vacation schemes 

A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. In total, we have around 80 places available over the winter, spring and summer holidays.

Playing an active part in the life and work of the London office, you’ll be sharing an office with your supervisor, helping them with their work, attending conference calls and meetings. You can also learn more about White & Case, the structure of our Firm and importantly, about the training contract. There are a number of informal presentations, a group exercise and a research-based task to complete. Throughout the scheme, you’ll receive continued support and feedback from your supervisor and the Graduate Resourcing team.

The social side of office life is important too and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network at social events, such as sushi-making classes, dragon boat racing and go-karting.

Vacation scheme dates

Winter (for finalists and graduates)

Monday 12 – Wednesday 21 December 2016

Spring (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 3 – Thursday 13 April 2017

Summer 1  (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 19 June – Friday 30 June 2017

Summer 2 (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

Monday 10 July – Friday 21 July 2017