We run summer work experience schemes for law and non-law students in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree every year. If you are spending your third year overseas, you also have the option of applying in your second 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 per week. We are also happy to discuss the possibility of additional financial support for those who require it. Please contact the Trainee Recruitment Team for further information.
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
- a global outlook
Good A levels and good 2.1 marks at undergraduate degree level (or equivalent)