Travers Smith
work experience
Expires16 days

Winter Vacation Scheme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Students spend two weeks with the firm. Each week, they sit with a different department, sharing an office with partners, associates and trainees.

The work will include attending meetings, drafting documents and letters and carrying out research. We extend our internal seminar programme to include a number of talks, case studies and negotiating exercises specifically for students to give an authentic taste of a City lawyer's work. The timetable also includes a City tour, plenty of social activities and the option to be involved in sporting activities such as mixed hockey, netball and football. There are also working lunches and informal evening events.

Since the onset of Covid-19, we have run a one week virtual vacation scheme. We are very much hoping that, going forwards, we will be able to revert to our two week in-person scheme, but this is obviously dependent on circumstances at the time. Details will be available on our website in due course.

What we are looking for

We’ll give you responsibility from day one – you will quickly find yourself on the phone to clients, in meetings and handling your own work with all the guidance you need. As such, the firm looks for people who can combine academic excellence with plain common sense; who are determined, articulate and able to think on their feet; who are self-motivated and have a healthy sense of humour.


A law degree is not a necessity – nearly a third of our current trainees did not study law as an undergraduate.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£450 per week

plus £100 for the extra office day (non-compulsory) Location London

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

This year we will largely recruit for training contract 2024 from our vacation schemes. Any spaces that are available after the vacation schemes will be filled by direct training contract applicants. This direct training contract process will open in August 2022, only to the extent there remain any available spaces after our winter and summer vacation schemes. Any updates will be available on our website and social media channels.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 10 October 2021

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Closing date:  10 October 2021

Expires16 days

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