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Key dates for your diary

The recruitment process for commercial firms typically follows the below pattern year on year - check key dates on firm websites to make sure you don't miss out!

Milkround events

September - December

Law firms typically host panel events, attend law fairs and participate in networking events - online and in person.

Applications

Assessment centres

October - January

September - January

Applications vary between firms but are typically completed online.

Firms may review applications on a rolling basis, and invite applicants to an assessment centre which may include certain firm-specific, competency, and commercial tasks and interviews. 

Experience

Christmas | Easter | Summer

Most large firms run schemes for first, second, penultimate and post-graduate students, regardless of what they study. These programmes typically occur during university and school holidays.