Summer Vacation Scheme

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A vacation placement at Nockolds allows you to get a taste of Nockolds and the legal profession before applying for a training contract. The placement is an opportunity for you to ‘interview’ us as much as it is for us to assess whether you would be a strong candidate for one of our sought-after trainee positions in the future. It is one of the best possible ways to enjoy and experience what it would be like to work at Nockolds. 

If your application for a placement is successful, you will enjoy one week’s work experience during July. You will spend a day in each of five different departments so that you will see the work of a variety of solicitors in different areas of legal practice. This scheme will allow you to get a taster of the four ‘seats’ of a training contract where you will spend time working with Partners, fee-earners and trainees. You are likely to spend time in Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution, Employment/Personal Injury, Residential Property and Wills and Probate.

During the placement, you will experience real work with a variety of solicitors in different areas. This may mean undertaking legal research, preparing or checking a draft document, attending court and client meetings or serving proceedings. We ensure supervisors are able to provide regular and constructive feedback on your performance.

We will also pay you your travel and lunch expenses and you will also have the opportunity to have lunch with our current trainees who will be able to tell you all about life as a Trainee at Nockolds.

The deadline for the Summer Vacation scheme is the preceding 31 March. What we are looking for in a vacation placement applicant is:

  • A minimum of two years of your undergraduate degree having already been completed
  • A keen and genuine interest in applying to Nockolds for a training contract
  • A personable and ambitious nature
  • A well-rounded individual with interests both related and unrelated to the law
  • Commercial awareness
  • A sense of humour!