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Legal insights programme Gain an insight into what it's like to work for a leading law firm

We are excited to announce the launch of our Legal Insights Programme. We invite those of you who are considering a career in law to apply. The programme is aimed at those of you who are 16 years of age (year 12 students or equivalent) and above to apply. You do not have to be currently studying.

Our aim is to provide you with enough information and resources to decide whether you want to pursue a career in law. The Legal Insights Programme will give you an insight into how a law firm works, what we do here at Weightmans, and what legal career pathways are available to you.

If you are interested in our trainee solicitor roles and are currently an undergraduate, or graduate, please refer to our Summer Vacation Scheme information for work experience.

The Legal Insights programme will be online over the following two half days –

Intake 1 — Tuesday 4 April 10.00 – 12.00 and Wednesday 5 April 10.00 – 12.00

Intake 2 — Tuesday 11 April 10 – 12.00 and Wednesday 12 April 10.00 – 12.00

Please note, the above sessions will be separate intakes. Please only apply for one.

Over the two half days we will cover the following:

  • An introduction to Weightmans and what solicitors do
  • Meet some key local people from the business
  • Different career pathways in law
  • Going to university versus apprenticeships
  • Interactive session on different areas of law
  • Jargon busting and legal terminology
  • Interactive training on key interpersonal skills and introduction to professional behaviour
  • A review of what we have learnt

In person work experience

Those that have successfully completed the  virtual sessions will be invited to apply for our in-person work experience. This will provide an insightful and invaluable opportunity to see what life is like at a law firm, and to get hands-on experience working directly with one of our many teams at Weightmans.

More details about our in-person work experience will be provided at a later date.

Is the legal insights programme for you?

We are looking for students who are at year 12 or above, in undergraduate degrees (excluding Law), and all others who are interested in pursuing a legal career. You will be looking to discover whether our Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship, Paralegal Apprenticeship 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.

How to apply

Applications for our 2024 intake are now closed. Information regarding our September 2025 positions will be published here in the Autumn.