Looking for a graduate job?
Join our Legal Summer Vacation Scheme
Our Summer Internships offer high calibre students the opportunity to experience work and life at PwC, and gain a valuable insight into our business and culture.
What you will be doing
Our client-facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With some 3,700 legal specialists across more than 90 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services networks in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients with rounded solutions, incorporating multidisciplinary advice from our wider business areas. It’s a unique training environment. You’ll work alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals on live and interesting client projects. You will be doing real work on real clients so be prepared to get stuck in.
To get a training contract with us, you’ll need to complete our Legal Summer Vacation Scheme. The three-week schemes for students run in June and July and will help you decide whether a career with us is right for you. You’ll rotate across three different practice groups, carry out research, draft legal documents and attend client meetings. Do well and you’ll be offered a training contract with us – the start date will be flexible where possible. Starting out in your chosen career will be exciting, stretching and challenging. But the rewards are well worth it. If you’re ready to invest plenty of effort, commitment, flexibility and passion, we’re ready to give you our full support and invest in your future. If you’re working towards a professional qualification you’ll have time off to study, and once you’ve finished the training contract, we’ll carry on helping you develop your career with us.
All routes offer you the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. In return we need people who are resilient, willing to work hard, quick to learn, and who, above all, are passionate about going the extra mile to help our clients.
What you will gain
Our three-week paid Summer Vacation Scheme is a great way to find out how we work and see for yourself the ways in which we’re truly unique in the legal marketplace, gaining valuable legal work experience during your time with us.
You’ll get a highly-competitive wage while you’re here. You’ll have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting, join our seminar and training programme and work directly alongside our lawyers. The scheme is our principal route towards securing a training contract with us.
What you will have
We generally recruit two years in advance for trainee solicitors however we’re flexible and allow applications from penultimate year (and onwards) law students and final year (and onwards) non-law students.
● You’ll need to have, or be on course for a 2.1 degree or above. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study
● A keen interest in business law.
We are PwC
We have graduate and undergraduate opportunities in Risk Assurance, Actuarial, Audit, Consulting, Deals, Legal, Tax or Technology.
Our aim is to be ‘the leading professional services firm’, and to achieve this we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work.
With 20,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and as a progressive employer, we continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce who feel empowered to be the best they can be. This includes supporting different ways of working with 'Everyday Flexibility' allowing PwC people to better balance work and life, and 'dress for your day', where employees decide what's appropriate given their daily responsibilities.
Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC.
At PwC, graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where they have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what you degree or background, PwC have a range of roles to suit everyone.
We look for talented graduates eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity and the ability to build strong relationships. Trainees can develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment - in some business areas, this could mean working towards a professional qualification.
Whatever the route, PwC is focused on its people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and tailored, flexible benefits scheme.