An insight into our firm
There is no better way to experience BLP than to join us on one of our vacation schemes.
We run five schemes each year in London and typically take twenty students per scheme. In our Hong Kong office we run three month-long internship long schemes each year and typically take 6-8 students per scheme
You will get to choose the departments you sit in and will be assigned a trainee 'buddy' who you will shadow.
You will very much be considered 'part of the team' and will be involved in every aspect of the department from client meetings to court runs and work with senior lawyers.
This not only helps you get a feel for the firm, but also helps develop your understanding of legal issues.
Apart from actually doing real client work, you will also attend a series of partner-led talks and workshops, to help build up your knowledge about BLP and also improve your skill set.
But it won't all be work! You will have lots of opportunities to network with firm members in social settings. We arrange a lunch with partners, various social events with trainees and, if there are any firmwide events, you will be invited to attend. On previous schemes, Vac schemers have attended the firm Christmas party, a BLP client 'dragon boat race' and have been invited to play in the BLP sports teams such as tag rugby and softball.
We want you to get the most out of your vacation scheme, so we expect you to ask lots of questions and get involved.
Given the level of investment made in people joining a vacation scheme, the recruitment process for our schemes is the same as our recruitment process for training contracts. You must first complete the online application form and aptitude test, and then if you are successful we will invite you to an assessment centre. During the scheme, you will be offered the chance to have a final round training contract interview.
The dates for our schemes in 2016/2017 are:
- Winter 2016: 5-9 December (London) and 4weeks in December/January (Hong Kong)
- Spring 2017: 3-7 April (London)
- Summer 2017: 12-23 June, 3-14 July and 24 July - 4 August (London)
- 4 week schemes in June and July (Hong Kong)