Summer schemes

London summer scheme

You’ll be welcomed into our London office and given an opportunity to spend time experiencing life in a creative law firm for yourself. It’s also our chance to get to know you and understand what you may be able to offer us.

During these two weeks, you’ll be fully integrated into our teams, getting involved in projects and giving you a fantastic insight into whether a career at RPC is right for you, and if you’re right for us.

The application process

We run a blind recruitment process at RPC. 

Recruitment for our London summer scheme usually takes place in January and February. 

If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to one of our assessment days during which we’ll get to know each other.  

There are a variety of exercises designed to help us see if you’re the right fit for RPC and, while they might be hard work, they’re also a lot of fun. You’ll meet some of our partners, lawyers and trainees and get a real feel for our unique culture.

If you're successful following the summer scheme, your training contract will start two years later.

We recruit the majority of our trainees from our summer scheme so we encourage to you to apply via this route if possible. We still hold assessment days for direct training contract applications if you are unable to complete a summer scheme for any reason.

RPC training contract selection process

Who can apply?

Studying law? You can join us for the summer scheme if you’re in your final or penultimate year. 

Studying a non-law degree? You must be in your final year.

We also welcome graduates. 

How can I apply? 

To apply for the summer scheme, complete the online application form here*. 

The deadline for the 2021 summer scheme is 17 January 2021. 

Apply now

* Please note that we will consider the impact of COVID-19 when reviewing all applications completed in 2020 and 2021.  Please provide us with any relevant details in the mitigating circumstances box on the application form.

Having problems?

Please contact the recruitment team on 020 3060 6000 or email strikinglyreal@rpc.co.uk.

 

Hong Kong Summer Programme 

 

We run a summer programme in our Hong Kong office for candidates with Chinese capability. Successful applicants will spend two weeks with us, during which you’ll have time in both of our Insurance & Commercial Disputes and Corporate teams to experience different practice areas.

This is as much a chance for us to get to know you as you to know us. During the programme, you’ll take part in our Training Contract assessment, which includes a group discussion, a group presentation and written skills assessments. If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to a motivation interview by a People Resourcing Team member and an Associate. The last round of the selection process is a Partners' panel interview.

What's the selection process?

During the programme, you’ll take part in our Training Contract assessment, which includes a group discussion, a group presentation and written skills assessments.

If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to a motivation interview by a People Resourcing Team member and an Associate. The last round of the selection process is a Partners' panel interview.

How can I apply?

Interested in applying for our 2021 summer programme? You can apply from now on – just click here.

The deadline for all 2021 summer programme applications is 31 March 2021.

If you’re applying for a summer programme you must be ready to start a training contract with us in 2023.


Apply now

View our graduate recruitment brochure here File type: PDF Size: 287 KB

Got questions about our Hong Kong training contract or summer programme opportunities?

Please email our Hong Kong trainee recruitment team at strikinglyreal@rpc.com.hk.