The supportive environment makes graduates feel like 'valued members of the team'.
We offer vacation scheme placements in our Basingstoke, Cambridge. Guildford, London, Oxford and Reading offices. Interns spend time in one of the firm’s practice areas in either business services, private wealth or real estate. You will be involved in real assignments, working alongside a trainee in the team to get a realistic view of what life is really like at Penningtons Manches Cooper. Activities regularly include drafting documents, attending client and team meetings, conducting research or sometimes even attending court. The majority of our offices are open plan so getting to know the wider teams will not be an issue. You will be given a senior mentor, and networking with others is strongly encouraged. Some sessions will be put on to facilitate this, but the more you put into the vacation scheme, the more you will get out of it.
A large proportion of our training contract positions are recruited through our vacation scheme, so if this is your end goal, applying for the scheme is a good route to take. Hear from some of our future trainees that came through the vacation scheme about their experiences here.
The dates of our 2021 vacation schemes are expected to be as follows:
Summer scheme one 14 - 18 June 2021
Summer scheme two 21 – 25 June 2021
Summer scheme three 28 June – 2 July 2021
Summer scheme four 5 - 9 July 2021
Recruitment is conducted on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted online and assessment centres typically start in December and are completed by March. Our assessment centres are made up of three exercises: a written assessment, a one on one interview and a simulation client interview.
Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is likely that for the 2021 vacation scheme all assessments will take place online.
Upon completion of the scheme you will be asked to submit an application for the training contract. Those selected will undertake a Watson Glazer critical thinking test (online) and take part in an interview with a partner and member of HR, which will also incorporate a presentation based on a legal case study.
If you require any special assistance or adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact the early careers recruitment team at email@example.com
The vacation scheme is open to those candidates who are planning to take up a training contract in two years’ time.
We are looking for dedicated, diverse candidates with a strong academic record and commercial awareness. You should be passionate about law, a great team player and have exceptional communication skills.
We welcome applications from all degree disciplines and from applicants at all stages of their careers. You’ll have, or be on track to have, a 2:1 degree or higher and a minimum of AAB at A-Level (or the equivalent if educated outside the UK). Please note that undergraduate applicants must be in their penultimate or final year of a law degree or their final year of a non-law degree.
Please complete our application form here: https://www.apply4law.com/penningtonsmanchescooper.
The recruitment timetable is as follows:
|BPP Cambridge – Recruiters Evening Event||14 October|
|BPP National Law Fair (all offices)||15 October|
|All About Law - Non Russell Group Universities||27 October|
|All About Law - Russell Group Universities||28 October|
|All About Law - Diversity||29 October|
|BPP Regional Law Fair (covering our Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge offices)||9 November|
|Legal Cheek||10 November|
|BPP London and South Law Fair (covering our London, Basingstoke, Reading and Guildford offices)||12 November|
|BPP National Law Fair (all offices)||9 December|
If you would like further information, please call Helen Lewis on 01256 407195. Alternatively, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.