An excellent start of your career journey
Our Vacation Student Programme can lead you straight to our Trainee Programme.
As a Deacons vacation student, you will have the benefit of an early exposure to leading professionals and have access to a wealth of knowledge and resources. What you learn will be totally relevant to your future career.
We offer placements lasting four weeks in December, June and July. During your placement you will assist your supervisor, normally a partner or a senior associate, in one of our practice groups. A buddy will be there to assist you in knowing the type of work we do and how we do it.
In the four-week programme, you will work on real projects and discover what life as a professional here is all about.
Commences December, June and July every year.
You will take pride in your role, meet challenges, work in a team, drive for excellence and build relationships with clients and colleagues, with integrity and trust.
Most importantly, people here are doing something they love and enjoy. This commitment drives them to deliver extraordinary client service and be proud to be part of our team.
Our requirements are stringent. People have joined us from very different backgrounds but they have many qualities in common.
Come and connect with people whose qualities align with yours. Explore a future full of possibilities.
We recruit on a rolling basis, which means when our roles open, they will fill up on a first come first served basis. If the programme you have applied for has an application deadline, you must submit your application by 11:59pm (Hong Kong time) on this date for it to be considered.
If you do not have access to technology, or the right setting to complete the online/virtual parts of the process, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist.
Here is what you need to know.
If you are shortlisted, we will let you know the arrangement of Stage 2: Interview
The interview is a conversation with specialists from the Graduate Recruitment Team. You will take part in a behavioural-based discussion and talk about things that makes you unique, your motivations for the role, your passion for law, what you want to learn and how far you want to go.
An interview conversation is a two-way process. While we want to get to know you as an individual, it is also your chance to find out whether Deacons is the right place for you. You can ask us questions about the job, our expectations, what we offer and your future with the firm.
In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, your interview may take place virtually using video call technology.
If you successfully complete the interview and you find Deacons is the right place for you, we will make you a formal offer in writing. We look forward to receiving your confirmation of acceptance and are ready to welcome you to the firm.
From the moment you accept the offer, you will find a strong network of people at Deacons ready to make your experience with us truly exceptional. A group of trainee solicitors and associates will always be there to share their insights and answer your questions.
Joining a legal internship can be a stressful experience, which is why we want you to feel supported and included. Prior to your joining, we will invite you to share with us your areas of legal interest in order to select a suitable practice group. We will help you identify opportunities within the firm that match your interests and skills. You will also receive updates from the graduate recruitment team regularly. You will be informed and prepared prior to joining us.
19 December 2022 to 13 January 2023
29 May 2023 to 23 June 2023; 3 July 2023 to 28 July 2023
Before you apply, go to Events Hub to register for our events to know more about our firm. Networking is a great way to meet our people and find out about career opportunities.
We cover a broad spectrum of commercial work. Each law firm organises its practice groups in a different way…
Meet our newly qualified lawyers and trainees here and learn from their stories.
Pursuing my passion and staying committed.
Benefiting from the trust of others.
Being part of the teamwork culture.
Opening doors for my future.
Seeing the benefits of diversity.
A place where I belong.
Never stop believing in yourself.
From investment bank to parenthood break and beyond.
My internship got me off to a great start.
Be inspired by a culture of inclusivity.
Adopting a giving back mindset.
Discover where your talent could take you.
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