UK Students
UK Students

Application Process

Summer Vacation Scheme Application Process

  • Our summer vacation scheme provides an excellent opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the day-to-day work of trainees in an international law firm. During the scheme, we will place you in one or more practice areas that interest you. Through training sessions, mentoring and social activities, you will get to know our firm. Through working side by side with partners and associates on live deals, you will get to know our clients and practices.
  • Places are limited. We focus on second year law undergraduates and third year non-law undergraduates studying in the U.K. The deadline for applications is 31 January: Apply here.

Training Contract Application Process

  • Applicants should have a strong and consistent academic record and be on track for, or have obtained, a 2:1 degree at minimum. They will need to demonstrate they are solution-driven and interested in business law. The deadline for trainee solicitor programmes commencing two years’ ahead is 16 JulyApply Here.
  • *BIG TIP* Don’t waste an application word count telling us facts we already know about the firm - instead tell us in your own words what attracts you to Akin Gump and how our practices and client focus match your own commercial interests and career aspirations.
  • Successful candidates will be invited to meet with our graduate recruitment panel. Our interview style is a conversational and open process, to allow you good insight into the work and culture at the firm.