Summer Vacation Scheme

One great way to find out what it is like to be a Taylor Walton trainee is to join our summer vacation scheme. This excellent opportunity allows you to gain first-hand experience of working in a busy and successful law firm. You can expect to carry out real client work and receive support from a solicitor throughout your time with us.

The summer vacation scheme is a fantastic learning opportunity which takes place for two weeks at the start of July each year. The scheme is aimed at those in their penultimate year of their degree and/or those looking to secure a training contract commencing at our next intake.

We aim to offer successful candidates the opportunity to experience work in both a commercial department and one of our private client departments. If successful in your application, you can expect to be involved in research tasks, attend client meetings and court, practice drafting skills and work alongside experienced fee earners on genuine client matters.

We provide excellent opportunities to enhance your team working skills by working with fellow summer students on a case study considering issues facing the legal market.

Applications for the summer vacation scheme are now closed.  Applications for the 2020 scheme will open in December 2019.

Click on the photographs below to read about previous experiences on the summer vacation scheme.

 
 

Summer Placement Experiences

 
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    Howard Byers

     
     

    Howard Byers

    Trainee Solicitor

    Taylor Walton’s vacation scheme was a terrific experience that gave me great insight into the Firm and let me get to know the people who are now my co-workers. Working in the Corporate and Commercial and Commercial Real Estate Departments gave me experience assisting fee earners on important files by drafting documents, attending meetings, and researching aspects of law.  If...

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    Toby Walker

     
     

    Toby Walker

    Solicitor

    The summer vacation scheme gave me a great insight into life working at Taylor Walton.  I could tell instantly that the Firm wanted to provide me with an opportunity to develop my legal skills as I was able to assist on live matters and was given detailed feedback on my completed work by the Partners, Solicitors and Trainees I worked alongside. I sat in both the Employment and Private...

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    James Cheshire

     
     

    James Cheshire

    Solicitor

    Prior to accepting a training contract at Taylor Walton, I attended the summer vacation scheme.  The scheme lasted two weeks and my time was spent in the Commercial Real Estate and Corporate and Commercial departments. During the scheme I was given the opportunity to do fee earning work, I was also given a research task to complete during my time in each department. During the placement I...

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