We run a one-week work experience scheme at Easter for law and non-law students in the penultimate year of their degree course (i.e. those in the second year of a three-year course or the third year of a four-year course). If you are on a four-year course and will be spending your third year overseas, you are welcome to apply in your second or third year.
During these schemes you will share an office with an associate in one of our legal groups. The associate will involve you as much as possible in their work. There will also be a trainee solicitor assigned to you. The trainee will help you to settle in and will also be available throughout your stay to answer any questions and assist with any tasks you may be given.
As well as getting involved in legal work and conducting hands-on legal research, you will take part in training, workshops and interactive case studies. There will also be social activities arranged to give you opportunities to talk with partners, associates and trainees outside the office.
To help cover your expenses while attending a work experience scheme, we will pay you £450.
What we are looking for
Our trainees come from a range of universities – it is the quality of the candidate, not the university that is important to us. We like people with:
- a sharp intellect
- independent thought and curiosity
- commercial awareness
- energy, spark and commitment
- the ability to relate to others
- common sense and judgement
- a range of interests outside of the law
- an interesting take on things
- resolve and resilience
- a good sense of humour
- a willingness to take on responsibility
Accepted degree subjects
How to apply
Candidates are required to complete a short application form, to which they must attach a covering letter and CV including a full breakdown of their examination results.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 14/12/2018
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Closing date: 14/12/2018
Additional job details
£450 per week