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. 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 give you the opportunity for first-hand experience of working with us.
What you need to know about work experience at FSP
Work experience students are placed in one of our teams and work closely with an existing trainee. Generally work experience placements are for periods of one week. During the placement our trainees will be responsible for assigning tasks to you. These tasks can involve anything from carrying out research to advising on legal problems. Other teams are encouraged to provide you with work so that you can experience as broad a placement as possible. Your time with us is also an ideal opportunity to get to know our current trainees and to find out as much as possible about what it takes to train as a solicitor.
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 June to 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.