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Work experience 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 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.

If you are interested in one of our graduate programmes, then please refer to our Summer Vacation Scheme information for work experience.

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
  • An introduction to Weightmans and what solicitors do.
  • Meet some key local people from the business
Face-to-face Easter holidays – 1 day
Career pathways in law
  • Different career pathways in law.
  • Going to university versus apprenticeships
Online May
Spotlight sessions
  • Interactive session on different areas of law.
  • Jargon busting and legal terminology
Online June
Interpersonal skills

Interactive training on key interpersonal skills and introduction to professional behaviour.
Online July
Closing session

Review what we have learnt and talk about next steps.
Face-to-face August – 1 day

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.
  • If you are a university student you are unable to apply for this programme, however, please see our graduate solicitor apprenticeship page and details of our summer vacation scheme.

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 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 and what career paths are available to you.

How to apply

Please complete the application form below. We are seeking the following information for the following purposes:

  • Personal Details – To be able to contact you and note which educational stage you are to therefore ensure applicability to this academy
  • Application Question – This will be an assessed piece of writing as part of determining acceptance onto our Academy. Please look to ensure you are happy to proceed with your answer before you submit it.

Other Information

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.

Can you confirm that you are in Year 12 of Study of study or equivalent? *

Do you have availability for various sessions between April - August of 2021? *

Have you previously completed any legal work experience? *

Application question

Please make sure your answer is 300 words as a maximum

Review your answer for grammar and spelling

The answer you provide will be assessed and determine if you are offered a place on the scheme

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