The size of our cohorts allows for optimum networking and collaboration across the different practice groups, which allows for our trainees to flourish whilst being fully supported across their training contract. Across two years, you'll move through four six-months seats in different practice groups. All trainees take on a seat in either corporate or finance, and at least one seat must involve contentious work. If you are ready to kick start your career with us, then now is the time to apply.

Summer Vacation Scheme 2022

Our Summer Vacation Scheme 2022 is the only way to be considered for a 2024 Training Contract position with the firm. Throughout the two-week scheme you will be sat in two different practice areas, being fully immersed in life as a Taylor Wessing trainee. You will also be involved in socials, assessed tasks and networking. To be eligible to apply for our Summer Vacation Scheme you will be in your penultimate year of your law degree and beyond, or your final year of your non-law degree and beyond.

Application process

Stage 1: Application form

You will be required to submit an online application which details your work and education history. There will also be competency questions for you to complete.


Stage 2: Behavioural based assessment

After screening your application, we may ask you to complete our behavioural based assessment. This online game looks at the way you approach tasks and deal with new situations. Once completed, you'll received a personalised feedback report detailing your strengths.

Stage 3: Assessment centre

Taking place in February and March 2022, the assessment centre are the final stage of our process. They are designed to be flexible and welcoming, testing your abilities in a friendly environment. At the centre, you'll take part in a group exercise, commercial awareness exercise and competency-based interview.



Open days 

Throughout Autumn we will be running a series of open days where you will get the chance to learn more about the Firm, think commercially and hear from both Senior Lawyers and trainees. 

Webinar series

Our core sector focus is key to our success at Taylor Wessing. Throughout Autumn, Senior Lawyers at the Firm will run a series of webinar's talking you through the pivotal role of each sector. There will also be a chance to hear around innovation and legal technology from Innovation specialists at the Firm.

First year opportunities

In April 2022 we will be running our first year insight days where you will get the chance to learn more on the Firm, network and think commercially. The first year insight days are a great step to take to ensure you are ready to apply for the 2023 Summer Vacation Scheme come Autumn 2022.

Apply to our open day, webinar series and insight days here.



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