Summer vacation scheme

Hogan Lovells


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Introducing the firm

Meet the firm changing the game. Right now, Hogan Lovells’ 2,600 lawyers are working worldwide on cases that shape legal precedent; projects that enable innovation for prestigious clients. And across 48 global locations, we’re doing it all seamlessly, as one team.

Types of work

What does our global reach mean for you? Exposure to exciting, headline-grabbing legal projects which help our clients look to the future and become even more successful. Join us, and you’ll develop a deep understanding of our bold and distinctive approach to creating valuable global solutions, as you learn from wide-ranging specialists. Not only that, you’ll tap into a broad range of practice groups here, which include: Corporate and Finance, Global Regulatory and IPMT (Intellectual Property Media and Technology), and Litigation Arbitration and Employment (LAE).

With all kinds of opportunities at your fingertips – and plenty of dedicated support – you’ll grow your legal expertise, discover the interests that drive you, and develop the commercial edge that sets us apart.

Summer vacation scheme

Our vacation schemes offer the perfect launch pad for legal careers. In fact, around three quarters of trainee solicitors who join us each year have taken part in one. Lasting up to three weeks, our paid summer vacation scheme will give you invaluable first-hand insights and help you develop the kind of skills needed as a global game-changer.

Working alongside approachable partners, associates and trainees, you’ll get involved in real client work across our key practice groups. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s hands-on learning complemented by interactive workshops, discussions, work shadowing and fun social events.

Who we look for

Our summer vacation scheme is open to penultimate and final-year year students, as well as graduates, with any degree subject. We look for smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: you should have, or be on track for, a good 2:1 or above in your degree. You must also be the kind of person who adapts well to new situations, delivers on their promises and has the creativity to take ideas in new directions. Above all, you must be able to work well with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

When and how to apply

The application window for our summer vacation scheme is open from 14 September 2020 until 3 January 2021.

You might also be interested in our two week winter vacation scheme (open to all final year students and graduates), with applications open from 14 September 2020 until 31 October 2020.

You’ve got the potential. So now there’s only one question. Are you ready to change the game?

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