Assessment and vacation scheme

“Blake Morgan's vacation scheme is a brilliant opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the firm's work and culture. After working alongside trainees on research and drafting tasks, I took part in firm-specific information sessions, networking events and presentations. These activities enhanced my commercial awareness and improved my communication skills whilst giving me a valuable insight into life as a trainee.”

Emilie Dawson 2018
When applying to Blake Morgan for a training contract, you can also opt to take part in our vacation scheme. 

Every year we host our graduate vacation scheme for those applying for a training contract with us. The scheme runs during the summer and is available in each of our regions. Our vacation scheme comprises of four days work experience in one of our offices and the final day will consist of an assessment centre for a training contract.

During the placement there is an opportunity to get involved in real work in one of our legal teams and get a true insight in to life as a trainee at Blake Morgan. You will also take part in various activities to test your research and presentation skills and support our elected office charities. The feedback provided by the placement teams will be taken in to account during the decision process following the assessment centres.

The assessment centre is made up of a group exercise, a simulation activity and a 1-1 interview with an Associate of the firm. There will be a presentation explaining more about Blake Morgan, an office tour and a networking lunch with our current trainees.

To take part in our vacation scheme, just select the 'work placement' box when completing the online application form for your training contract. If you are successful you will be contacted by a member of the Graduate Recruitment team who will write to you via email confirming the dates, location of your placement and who to ask for on your first day.

For more information and to apply visit our graduate recruitment pages

Dates for 2018

Vacation scheme and assessment days

These will take place on the following dates:

  • South Coast – 4-8 June

  • Cardiff – 11-15 June

  • London – 18-22 June

  • Thames Valley – 25-29 June

Non-vacation scheme assessment days

  • South Coast – 19 June

  • Cardiff – 26 June

  • London – 3 July and 10 July

  • Thames Valley – 5 July

  • Mixed regions – 12 July

Second interview dates

These will take place on the following dates:

  • South Coast – 23 and 24 July

  • Cardiff – 30 and 31 July

  • London – 26 and 27 July

  • Thames Valley – 2 and 3 August

Our recruitment process for 2020 training contracts and 2018 vacation scheme opens on 2 November. To apply for a training contract with / without vacation scheme please go to our 'online application form'.

If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, please call us on 023 80 857 120 or email us.

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