Recruitment | Work experience

To find out what makes the firm tick you might want to apply for work experience here.  Places are limited so we suggest you apply early and take care over your CV and covering letter.


1 London Street

DX: 4001 Reading 1

+44 (0)118 951 6200

+44 (0)118 950 2704



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Many of our current trainees have completed work experience with us before starting their training contracts.  When recruiting trainees one of the many things we look for is relevant work experience not only because it indicates a genuine interest in pursuing a legal career but also because it exposes you to the realities of working in a busy office.  Some will love it, others may not.  If you are thinking of applying to Field Seymour Parkes for a training contract we would encourage you to apply for work experience here.  It will enable us to get to know you better and you will see at first hand whether FSP seems to be the firm for you.

What you need to know about work experience at FSP

Work experience students are placed in departments throughout the firm and work closely with an existing trainee.  Generally work experience placements are for periods of one week.  During the placement you are likely to shadow one of our trainees and that person will be responsible for assigning tasks to you.  These tasks can involve anything from carrying out research on a "live" deal to giving advice on hypothetical legal problems.  Other departments in the firm will be encouraged to provide you with work so that you can experience as broad a placement as possible.  The placement is also an ideal opportunity to get to know our current trainees and to find out as much as possible about what the training contract is really like.

Applications for work experience placements are accepted from university students in their second year or above regardless of degree subject.  The work experience programme runs from mid-June to the end of September each year and applications for work experience placements should be made by sending us your curriculum vitae with a covering letter by no later than the 31st March in the year you wish your work experience to take place.

Please send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter by post or email to Lisa Cross, HR Manager, Field Seymour Parkes LLP, 1 London Street, Reading RG1 4PN (email: