Owing to the impact of Covid-19, we took the decision to cancel our face-to-face Easter and summer vacation scheme programmes in 2020 and replace them with an online virtual workshop. This enabled those on the vacation scheme to meet with various trainees across the different practice areas, relevant to the office they had applied to. They went through case studies, learnt more about the clients we work with and how trainees are pivotal in that work. They were also able to ask trainees about life at the firm and participated in a partner Q&A session to get a better understanding of the firm’s strategy and pose any higher level questions.
Recruitment for training contracts in 2022 went ahead, but was all conducted virtually in order to safeguard the candidates involved as well as our own people.
For our next round of recruitment, assessment days for vacation schemes will take place virtually from December 2020 to March 2021. We continue to follow the Government guidance and may need to run our training contract interviews virtually again next year but will keep our website updated with details on this.