Archive | Legal Work Experience & Vacation Schemes

Reading: How To Get A Vac Scheme Placement

In a recruitment landscape where training contracts are increasingly hard to come by there are tales abound of students relentlessly working their way through countless application forms in a desperate attempt to start on the path to a career in law. The best way to get a foot in the door is, of course, work […]

Continue Reading
2013-01-11_1110

Video: The Benefits of Law Work Experience

This latest video is an interview with a University of Leicester graduate who talks about the benefits of his law work placement.  Graham Smith discusses his placement with Shepherd Wedderburn LLP and what he got out of it. Graham gives various reasons why getting some law work experience is so important, including helping with your […]

Continue Reading

The Importance of Legal Work Experience

Legal work experience is one of the most important things law firms look for in applications for training contracts, be it in the form of vacation schemes or otherwise.  It demonstrates to a firm a keen interest in the law as well as providing some evidence of real world practical experience. The more connected the […]

Continue Reading

Do Unpaid Legal Positions Breach Employment Laws?

This is a follow up to a previous post where I highlighted the fact that some law firms are offering law graduates unpaid work in exchange for the experience they will get and sometimes with the possibility of it leading to a training contract position.  Read that blog post here: Unpaid Legal Work Experience Blog […]

Continue Reading