Information days and vacation schemes

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Information Days and Vacation Schemes

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Information days

We offer information days during the Easter holidays in our London office. They are aimed at first year university law students and penultimate year non-law students wanting to find out more about a career in law. The day is structured to give you the opportunity to meet our recruitment team, find out more about the different areas of law we practise and talk to our trainees about why they chose Penningtons Manches Cooper and their experiences so far. We purposely limit the number of places we offer per day in order to create a relaxed and comfortable environment in which to ask questions and find out everything you need to know! The next step following our information day would be applying for our vacation scheme the following year in 2021.

Vacation placements

Our vacation scheme placements last for one week and take place in six of our locations. They are paid placements and aim to give you a realistic impression of life as a trainee at Penningtons Manches Cooper, allowing you the chance to experience working in one of our divisions and to get to know the firm, its culture and its people. To qualify for a vacation scheme placement in 2020, you should be considering applying for a training contract to begin in 2022.

How to apply

Please complete our online application form by accessing The recruitment timetable is as follows


Information days

    • Applications open: 30 September 2019
    • Applications close: 31 January 2020
    • Applications reviewed: February/March 2020
    • Places offered: March 2020
    • Information day: Easter holidays 2020

Vacation scheme

    • Applications open: 30 September 2019
    • Applications close: 31 January 2020 (applications may be considered on a rolling basis)
    • Assessments: December 2019 - April 2020
    • Offers: April 2020
    • Vacation scheme: We offer candidates a one week placement over Easter or during the summer. This year’s programme dates are as follows: Week 1, 30 March – 3 April; Week 2, 22 June – 26 June; Week 3, 29 June - 3 July; Week 4, 6 July - 10 July. You can put forward your preferences as to which week you would like to complete at our assessment centre.

We strongly recommend that you apply for our placements as we often recruit trainees through these schemes.

If you would like further information, please call Helen Lewis on 01256 407195. Alternatively, please e-mail

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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