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Vacation Schemes

A Unique Approach

Vacation schemes at Fletchers offer the opportunity to spend time in the company, getting to grips with the types of cases we handle, as well as seeing the social side of the firm. Vacation schemes can give aspiring students the chance to learn about different legal departments and interact with the people at Fletchers.

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Vacation Schemes Explained

A vac scheme (vacation scheme) is a period of work experience within a law firm which typically runs for 4-6 weeks and provides a more in-depth opportunity to learn than, say, a work experience placement. They offer a unique way to experience working in the legal sector and finding out which area of law, and which law firm, suits you best. Vac schemes also highlight a commitment to a legal career and can lead to potential job opportunities afterwards.

Vac schemes are typically run during the summer break and are popular with students around the country, making applying for one a competitive process. Taking the time to prepare your application and researching the firm can be beneficial to securing a placement.

At a Glance
  • Chance to ask questions
  • Taste of life as a trainee solicitor
  • Experience in various areas of law
  • Find out if a certain industry is for you
  • Feel a part of the culture and team
  • Help to decide the right career route
  • Impressive to potential employers
  • Potential job opportunities afterwards

Meet Lucy

Lucy joined us from Liverpool John Moores University in summer 2015 for a vac scheme. She is studying law and wanted to complete a placement to gain experience working with real serious injury cases.

1 week in each different area; medical negligence, serious injury, cost and road traffic accidents
Job Role
Vac Scheme Student
Completed a 4-week vac scheme in August 2015
Career Goals
Lucy graduated from university with a law degree. She is also currently doing her LPC (Legal Practice Course).

A great placement with…

Fantastic Benefits

Company Bonus

Our ethos is 'in this together' and we believe our team members should be rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a discretionary annual company bonus for all of our team members.


We are incredibly proud to be listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016 and winner of the Investors in People Excellence in Reward and Recognition award.


We believe you should never stop learning new things and we want to ensure you have the knowledge to do your job, therefore we work with a local college to offer free NVQ's to our team members.

Great Working

We work hard to make sure Fletchers is a great place to work and a place people feel they can strive. In 2016, we were named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list.


Coming to work at a new place can be hard when you don't know anyone, so we encourage our team members to bring their friends! Recommend a friend for a vacancy and if they're successful we'll give you a bonus.

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St James's Tower, 7 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4DZ
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