Applications for our 2018/19 vacation schemes applications will open on 1st October 2018 and close on 15th January 2019.
We do recruit on a rolling basis and whilst we do read all vacation scheme applications that have been submitted up until the 15 January deadline, we would recommend that you look to apply earlier to give you the best chance of securing an assessment day with us. We will be running assessment days as early as the end of October so we advise submitting as early to ensure we can come back to you quickly regarding your application.
We are recruiting for our trainees solely through our vacation scheme. To be considered you will need to apply for our vacation scheme, after which you will be considered for a training contract interview.
We only accept online applications via our website. Please note that CVs are not accepted as a means of application.
Yes, we welcome applications from undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates or career changers with any degree discipline. For those still at university we accept applications for our vacation scheme from penultimate and final year law students and final year non-law students.
There are a few very important reasons for us only recruiting through our vacation scheme. Firstly, hiring a diverse group of candidates has always been extremely important for us and historically we have always been able to attract and recruit a vacation scheme intake that comprises of many different types of people, including university students, career changers, mature students, those with childcare responsibilities etc. all with varying life experiences and varying levels of legal experience.
Secondly, as a firm, we aren’t looking for students who are able to ‘ace’ an interview or an assessment day, we really want to get to know students, on the job, over a couple of weeks to ensure that they are the right fit for us and equally that we are what they are looking for as well!
Thirdly, over the past few years we, like many other firms have found that we hire almost all of our trainees through the vacation scheme. Meaning that when we reach the direct training contract applications we are faced with a large amount of applications but very few spots to offer.
For all of these reasons as well as others we have felt that the ‘vac scheme only route’ is the best way for us to recruit our Trainees.
Please direct any further queries on this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, we encourage applications from mature students and career changers.
Typically our applications will have a 2:1 degree minimum and ABB at A-Level, however we can be flexible with these and ultimately we look for the best candidates. Please don’t be deterred if your grades are lower than this, we are looking for people who have a strong application form across the board. Candidates should enter their GCSE, A-level (or equivalent) and a full breakdown of their degree grades on the application form.
We appreciate that results obtained abroad are not always in the same format as UK qualifications; however you should enter your results into the form in the best way possible. Please enter results equivalent to GCSE, A Levels and Degree (if you studied these). Any explanation of your results should be written in the ‘Additional Information’ section under the academic results part of the form.
Video interviewing allows you, the candidate, to complete the interview at a time and location which is convenient to you. Our previous use of telephone interviews could mean that candidates waited longer to be able to book a slot and that the times available were not always suitable. This way we can move you through our process more quickly without compromising on the quality of our recruitment process. This is the third year we are using video interviews and we received very positive feedback during the last recruitment round about this method.
We want everyone to feel comfortable when completing our recruitment process. If you have a disability or condition that means a video interview isn’t suitable for you please email us at email@example.com, once you receive your invite to interview. We will provide you with an alternative that better suits your needs.
If you do not have the technology available to you to complete a video interview please email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your situation and we will come back to you with another option.
Our covering letter has a word limit. Therefore we would recommend that you launch straight into your reasons for why you want to be a lawyer and why you want to practise law at Mishcon. You do not need to address the letter to a particular person at Mishcon de Reya, and you do not need to include your address.
If you are unable to make any of the scheme dates please apply using the application form and explain your reasons for needing an alternative date within the ‘additional information’ section of the form at the end.
Yes, we appreciate the time and effort you put into our application process, and we take the time to fully consider and respond to each application. It may take a while for the HR team to get back to you. Please be patient with us, we always endeavour to get back to candidates as soon as we can.
We aim to contact all applicants by the end of April 2019 to confirm the outcome of their application.
We do not have a direct training contract application process, if you are unsuccessful in gaining a place on the vacation scheme you will need to re-apply again the following year.
Deadlines for applications is the 15 January 2019. Whilst we recommend that you don't leave it until the deadline to submit your application, if you do choose to submit on the last day you need to be aware of the quick turnaround times in which you must complete the next few stages of your application.
Please enter a full breakdown of your academics in your application form. GDL and LPC grade breakdowns should be added into the post-graduate academic section of the application form.
Once you revice your invitation to complete the video interview, you will have 7 days to complete your video interview from this date. Please email email@example.com if, in exceptional circumstances, where you are unable to complete the video interview by your specified deadline.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to accommodate all requests and therefore this will be decided on a case by case basis. Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily answer any questions.
Due to the volume of applications we receive we do not provide individual feedback on the application form or video interview. You will however, receive individual feedback following both the assessment day, final interview and following your vacation scheme.
If you have attended an assessment day or Vacation Scheme interview and have been unsuccessful, you may apply for the Vacation Scheme the following year. We encourage you to show you have learnt and developed from your experience and have taken on board the feedback we have provided during the process.