We run Easter and Summer placements and open days at our UK offices and a two week Summer and Winter placement scheme at our Hong Kong office to give you the chance to experience the Addleshaw Goddard culture first-hand.
Our popular placements are an ideal opportunity to gain an insight into our work, people and culture and were nominated in the "Best Vacation Scheme" category for three years running at the LawCareers.Net awards. We run Easter and Summer placement schemes which give you the chance to sit alongside practising lawyers in two different departments. The schemes also include court trips, case studies and workshops designed to bring to life some of the skills you will need as a trainee lawyer. There are plenty of social events too, where you will have the chance to meet current trainees and practicing lawyers.
How to apply
To apply for a placement you need to complete the online application form. The online form for 2014 UK applications will open on 1 November 2014 and close on 31 January 2015.
We will review applications ahead of the deadlines, so would encourage applicants to apply at their earliest opportunity. Please note we do not accept CVs.
The online form for applications for Hong Kong placements will open from January 2015. The closing date for applications for the Summer placement scheme is 31 January 2015. The closing date for applications for the Winter placement scheme is 31 July 2015.
Legal Access Scheme
As part of our approach to diversity and encouraging people from different backgrounds to join the legal profession, we reserve eight of our summer placements to students without training contracts who come from less conventional academic areas. The placements will be offered across all three offices.
Applicants who may have been excluded from joining the firm under our usual academic criteria will have the opportunity to be part of the placement scheme and successful candidates who perform well will have the option of applying for a training contract with the firm.
The scheme has been devised in collaboration with the BPP Law School, who administer it, and is open to BPP students currently studying for their GDL or LPC. We launched the Legal Access Scheme in 2007 and since then 68 people have participated with 21 of those subsequently securing a training contract with the firm.
For more details about the scheme please contact BPP careers service directly.