Work Experience Programme

by Weightmans

Job Details

16th December 2021
Unpaid
Work Experience
Legal
Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Work Experience Programme

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Weightmans work experience programme. We invite current year 12 students (or equivalent) to apply.

Our aim is to provide students with an insight into our law firm, the legal career pathways available and to introduce you to members of the firm to discover what they do here at Weightmans and how a law firm works.

The programme will include face-to-face sessions, when you will be invited to our office, and online sessions during term time (all outside of school hours).

Welcome session: Face-to-face - Easter holidays (1 day)

  • An introduction to Weightmans and what solicitors do.
  • Meet some key local people from the business

Career pathways in law: Online - May

  • Different career pathways in law.
  • Going to university versus apprenticeships

Spotlight sessions: Online - June

  • Interactive session on different areas of law.
  • Jargon busting and legal terminology

Interpersonal skills: Online - July

Interactive training on key interpersonal skills and introduction to professional behaviour.

Closing session: Face-to-face - August (1 day)

Review what we have learnt and talk about next steps.

What you need to know to apply

  • Places will be available in Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle.
  • Applications are now open until 26 November 2021 for places on our programme running from April until August 2022.
  • Please be aware that this is an unpaid work experience programme.
  • Places are limited and will be allocated based on the content of your application submitted.

Is the programme for you?

You will be a current year 12 student (or equivalent) who has a keen interest in law. You will be looking to discover whether our Solicitor Degree Apprentcieship or graduate roles are something you would like to pursue as a career, and/or want to gain knowledge around how a law firm like Weightmans works and what career paths are available to you.

About Weightmans

At Weightmans, when you succeed, we celebrate. It's why we do what we do. We're a top 45 UK law firm, with over 1300 people working from our 8 offices nationally.

What makes us different is our people. Our people are determined to achieve the best results for our clients. We also recognise the importance of our people enjoying what they do, providing a friendly and inspiring working environment in all our offices. This is acknowledged with us being awarded the Top Employer accolade for the thirteenth year running!

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.


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