Vacation Scheme – Cayman Islands
Our Vacation Scheme is a four week placement in Ogier's Cayman office over the June/July/August holiday period and consists of specific legal or Business Services training and development by experienced Ogier lawyers or people from the Business Services team to assist students in their tertiary education.
Solid, competitive academics are required for acceptance onto our Vacation Scheme. In addition to the academic requirements, we are looking for students who possess the competencies that are important in driving our business forward. Attributes such as interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and the motivation to succeed, are key to us.
Applications for our Vacation Scheme programme are invited from A-level or degree students from January to April each year. We also accept applications from students already undertaking legal studies at the Cayman Islands Law School (or UK equivalent) or undertaking LPC/BPTC/PPC studies.The standard of applicants has historically been very high and we ensure that every applicant is given equal opportunity put placements are limited.
If we progress an application, the next stage is to invite the applicant for interview. This will normally be conducted by one of our senior lawyers and a representative from the HR team. Successful applicants will receive mentoring and development from talented individuals during the course of the Vacation Scheme and may be eligible for consideration of an Ogier Scholarship.
If you wish to apply for a Scholarship with Ogier your performance on the Vacation Scheme is assessed throughout the four week period, to allow us to make a decision as to whether or not to consider you for a Scholarship.
To apply for a summer internship through the Ogier Vacation Scheme, please send us a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org any time between January 1st - April 30th annually.
The Vacation Scheme placement may be extended for an additional two weeks if it is mutually beneficial to the business and the participant.
Scholarship – Cayman Islands
An Ogier Scholarship is for the duration of an individual's degree and, depending on performance, may also cover LPC/BPTC/PPC studies. The Scholarship consists of:
- Financial support payable in instalments per semester
- Invitations to relevant training events organised in Cayman (if studying locally)
- Careers advice from partners and other lawyers
Students are usually considered for the awarding of a Scholarship after successful participation in the Vacation Scheme placement in the Ogier Cayman office, as described above. If you are successfully selected at the conclusion of the Vacation Scheme, we will issue a Scholarship offer which is conditional upon you achieving admission into the Cayman Islands Law School (or UK equivalent) and minimum grades.
Scholarship funds will not be paid if you take a year out at any time during your studies, for the duration of the time out. We expect students who have been awarded the scholarship to continue to participate in our Vacation Scheme annually, during which time students will continue to gain valuable experience.
For the Scholarship to continue to be paid each semester, students must maintain a minimum 2:1 average.
For the Scholarship to be considered for continuation through to LPC/BPTC/PPC studies, students must have achieved a 2.1 or higher final result in their degree course.
Once your studies are complete, you will be required to accept any Ogier offer made to you to join our Articled Clerk Programme. If our offer is not accepted, you will be required to repay all or part of the awarded Scholarship, at the firm's discretion.
We believe our Vacation Scheme and Scholarship programme offer excellent opportunities to talented students looking to get the best possible start to their legal careers. While we do not have a long list of conditions that must be followed, we do ask that if a Scholarship is accepted from us then no other scholarship is accepted from any other firm/organisation. We also expect you to perform to the best of your abilities during our placements so that both you and Ogier gain the most from this long-term relationship.
We are a very friendly, forward-thinking firm and maintain exceptionally good relationships with our Vacation Scheme and Scholarship students.
Applications for our scholarship programme are open annually until April 30th and you can apply in writing by sending a cover letter, current resume and proof of your grades to:
Please note the Scholarship is normally awarded to those applicants who have successfully applied for and/or undertaken a Vacation Placement with Ogier.