Work experience

Work experience

Many of our trainees complete work experience with us before starting their route to qualifying as a solicitor. When recruiting trainees one of the many things we look for is relevant work experience because it indicates a genuine interest in pursuing a legal career based on an appreciation of the reality of legal work. If you are thinking of applying to Field Seymour Parkes as a trainee, we would encourage you to apply for work experience with us to gain a better understanding of what it will be like to be one of our trainee solicitors.

Our Work Experience Programme runs every summer, and our upcoming 2024 programme will cover four days, providing you with a diverse insight and experience of law in practice. The dates for this year are:

  • 17 – 20 June 2024
  • 08 – 11 July 2024

More on our 2024 programme

The deadline for Applications for 2024 have now closed.  We will accept applications for 2025 from January 2025, please check back on this page nearer the time. We are continually reviewing our work experience programme to ensure participants get the best experience in a practical and accessible way. To give you a feel of what to expect during the week you will spend time with our Corporate, Business Services, Commercial Property, Residential Property, Wills, Trusts and Estates and Family teams. As you can imagine, you’ll have an invaluable opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in different areas of law. You’ll be taking part in group activities, practical exercises, role plays, discussions and more. You’ll have the opportunity to network and really show your passion for law.

The four day programme will be held at our office in Reading, giving you the opportunity to really get a good experience of what life is like at FSP.

Our work experience privacy notice can be viewed here: