The programme is an excellent opportunity to develop the main skills and competencies we assess throughout our vacation scheme application process. It gives you the opportunity to experience working life and culture at a commercial law firm.
Applications open: Monday 1 March 2023
Applications close: Friday 24 March 2023
- Monday 14 August - Friday 18 August 2023
During the first year skills development week, you take part in:
- a negotiation exercise;
- a series of skills workshops including commercial awareness, presentation and negotiation skills;
- an application skills workshop;
- a group project and presentation;
- lunch with partners, associates and trainees;
- speed networking with all our practice areas; and
- work shadowing a trainee.
The group project enables you to develop your commercial awareness, research and presentation skills, while working with others on the programme.
You leave the programme with a thorough understanding of the skills needed to succeed in your application for a vacation scheme or training programme. Please note: if you take part in our first year skills development initiative, you cannot apply for our first year insight scheme.