RPC share their top tips on making the most of the festive break by completing summer scheme applications
We run summer vacation schemes each year to enable prospective trainees to spend time with us, getting a feel for what we do and what it’s like to work here. We want to break the mould, rewrite the rules and redefine the legal profession. Your mission could be to build the law firm of the future, today. And to define your career at the same time. If this sounds like the type of role for you, we want to hear from you.
Make a list of your target law firms and create a table of application deadlines. This will help you prioritise your top firms and keep on top of the applications you have started.
Start as you mean to go on
It can be tempting to stop working as soon as you break up for festive period and postpone your revision. Be wary of this approach! It is much better to start your revision early.
...And then allow yourself a break
Over the festive period. Enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Know when you work best
Accept that you cannot work at maximum capacity all day. Instead, determine when you work most efficiently and make the most of that time.
Be aware of future commitments and deadlines. Leave yourself plenty of time to get organised and avoid getting stressed.