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Walker Morris Vacation Scheme 2021

Walker Morris LLP is collaborating with the School of Law at the University of Bradford in several ways, including offering a mock vacation scheme open exclusively to students from the University.

Walker Morris LLP is a Leeds based commercial law firm with a broad client base in the UK and internationally. 

The mock vacation scheme was launched in October 2021, initially offering up to 10 students this opportunity. Students were required to submit an application form with applications open exclusively to students of the University. The calibre of applications was so strong that Walker Morris offered 15 rather than 10 students the opportunity to undertake the vacation scheme experience.

Holly Butcher, Early Careers Advisor at Walker Morris LLP said:

"We know that starting a legal career is challenging, and we know that applicants can be nervous about applying for a training contract. To help students along the way, we have developed our mock vacation scheme.

This will be a two-day vacation scheme for Bradford University students to experience solicitor Q&A sessions, group and written exercises virtually and face to face, an office tour and networking with current trainees. The two days will provide students with valuable insight and experience into life at a commercial law firm."

One of the attendees, Jennifer Hirst, a 2nd-year law student commented:

"The two-day vacation scheme at Walker Morris was a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and the area of commercial law. Everybody we met and spoke with was incredibly friendly, welcoming and put us all at ease. We were given the opportunity to listen to members of the firm talk about their journeys to date, and we were able to ask questions they gladly answered in detail.”

“We also received a lot of invaluable information and advice around different progression routes and applying for graduate training contracts. We also took part in a group presentation on the first day, which was a little daunting, but again, we were made to feel at ease, and we worked well collaboratively. Day two provided further invaluable information around the LPC/SQE, followed by a written exercise to give us a flavour of the type of tasks we may be expected to do as a trainee.”

“Overall, it was a fantastic experience which gave me a lot to think about regarding my progression route, and I will most certainly be applying for the summer vacation scheme and training contract.”

Another attendee, Babita Dhand, a 3rd year Law student, remarked:

"A great opportunity for students at Bradford to learn more about Walker Morris, network with current trainees, partners, directors, solicitors & recruiters, as well as completing tasks in preparation for a vacation scheme interview!"

Attending the mock vacation scheme has allowed students to experience typical tasks faced throughout the recruitment processes such as submitting an application form, taking part in a group based task, networking with current trainees and completing a written assignment. This experience will hopefully put them in good stead in securing a training contract in the future.  

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