White & Case is a global law firm with nearly 2000 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an enviable network of 41 offices in 29 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in 159 countries today. Complex client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. Many White & Case clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple offices. As part of our training contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat. This could be in one of our following offices: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Stockholm, and Tokyo.
Why apply for a vacation scheme at White & Case?
A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. Playing an active part in the life and work of the London office, you’ll be sharing an office with your supervisor, helping them with their work, attending conference calls and meetings. You can also learn more about White & Case, the structure of our Firm and importantly, about the training contract. There are a number of informal presentations, a group exercise and a research based task to complete. Throughout the scheme, you’ll receive continued support and feedback from your supervisor and the Graduate Resourcing team. The social side of office life is important too and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network at social events, such as sushi-making classes, dragon boat racing and go-karting.
What we are looking for
White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one. They should have an understanding of international commercial issues and an interest in working on big-ticket, cross-border work. We recruit both law and non-law students, who have achieved or are on track to achieve, a high 2:1, and owing to the nature of our work, language skills are of interest. Applicants will be welcomed for their individuality, their ability to contribute to the cutting-edge work we do and the energy with which they approach the job at hand. They should also have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.