Vacation Scheme

Our Vacation Scheme is a great way to experience 'real work'

In 2024 we will be running two vacation schemes in July. As a vacation scheme student, you are a potential trainee and are therefore treated as such. You will sit with either a partner or a solicitor and you will experience 'real work' of the type that a trainee would undertake. Whilst participating on the vacation scheme you will have an interview for the training contract.

Other activities will include attending lunchtime seminars, visits to the courts and departmental presentations. Our aim is to offer vacation scheme students a real insight into what it would be like working as a trainee at the firm.

2024 Summer Vacation Schemes

Applications will open 5 October 2023 and close 11 January 2024.

Vacation Scheme 1: Monday 1 July – Friday 12 July 2024

Vacation Scheme 2: Monday 15 July – Friday 26 July 2024

Please note that assessment days for the vacation schemes will take place in February 2024.

Vacation Scheme key facts

  • If you wish to apply for a place on our 2024 Vacation Scheme, you must do so between 5 October 2023 and 11 January 2024.
  • Applications are welcomed from both law and non-law students. Undergraduate law students should apply at the earliest in their penultimate year of study and non-law students at the earliest in their final year of study.
  • Each year we offer 20 places, 10 on each scheme.
  • We pay all students an allowance of £400 gross per week.
  • Please note we do not offer visa sponsorship for the vacation scheme.

Open Days

Open Days allow students to learn more about working at Forsters.

People reviewing documents around a table at Forsters

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