Work experience

Work experience

Many of our trainees complete work experience with us before starting their training contracts. 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 for a training contract 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. Generally, work experience placements are for periods of one week and are unpaid.

In 2021, in response to the covid19  pandemic, we are running remote work experience placements in which students join in a group and gain experience and knowledge of most of our teams in an interactive week involving practical exercises, research, role plays and discussions. This new approach replaces a more traditional programme which involved shadowing a trainee solicitor in our office for a week, usually based in a single team and undertaking a variety of tasks. We will review our programme again for 2022 to find a format which can provide the best experience for students in a practical and accessible way.

If you are also ready to apply for training contracts, you can do so at the same time (or separately, as the deadline for training contracts is later). Find out more about being a Trainee Solicitor and how to apply here.