Application process

To apply for a 2023 training contract at WS you need to apply for either our Vacation Scheme or our Open Day.

All applications are screened by our Recruitment Manager, Jo Clark. We review all applications using blind screening and contextualised recruitment. 

First round interviews are conducted by Jo. These are competency-based interviews held at our London Bridge office.

A shortlist of candidates is then given to our Training Partner to review. If you are successful at first interview you will be offered a place on our vacation scheme or our open day (whichever you applied for).

During the vacation scheme, you will be given various tasks to complete and you will have an interview with two of our partners.

On the Open Day you will undertake group and individual tasks and will be assessed by partners at the firm. If successful, you will be invited to an interview with two of our partners in the following week.

Once the partner interviews have taken place we will decide who to offer our eight training contracts to.


Hints and tips for applying

  • Please make sure you check your application for grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Try to make your application stand out from the crowd by highlighting your skills and achievements inside and out of university. This is your chance to sell yourself!
  • Think about why you really want to work for Winckworth Sherwood rather than any other law firm and make sure that this comes across in your application
  • Try to apply before the deadline as we do review applications on a rolling basis


Useful links

Chambers Student Guide: Winckworth Sherwood - True Picture

Law Careers Profile

Chambers & Partners UK Profile

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