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First Year Opportunities

You don’t have to wait until your second or final year of university to start looking for career opportunities. Get ahead with these suggestions of open days, vacation schemes and other opportunities you might want to pursue.

First year law work experience ideas By Rebecca Morgan, Law Student, University of Hertfordshire

Everyone knows about work experience, but so many students make the mistake of thinking it is not important early on. Your career starts when you first attend university, and that means getting out there, networking, and building up your CV and...

First year law open days By Jos Weale, Managing Editor,

It’s not often that you get a chance to have a nosey around top law firms, particularly if you are a first year LLB student. There are firms, however, who do open their doors to first years through insight days or workshops. These open days can...

First year vacation schemes By Maudie Powell-Tuck and Becky Kells, Editors,

Vacation schemes aren’t just for second and final year university students – there are a growing number of vacation scheme opportunities for first years too. Admittedly, there’s only a limited number, but they do offer excellent insights into...

Open day networking tips By Jodie Mcmaster, Law Student and Editor of

If you have been thinking about attending an open day at a law firm of your choice, then now is the time to apply. Law firm open days provide a great insight into how the firm operates and how trainees at the firm view their time working in a...

Finance spring weeks By Sofia Gymer, Editor,

Opportunities for experience within law firms are very limited for first years, but there are many other ways to gain commercial awareness and gain experience interacting with the business world. What work experience can I get in first...

First years: get your foot in the door By Harry McEnaney, Trainee Recruitment Assistant, Slaughter and May

From open days to campus events, high profile City firm Slaughter and May offers plenty of chances for first years to get involved. AllAboutLaw spoke to Harry McEnaney, Trainee Recruitment Assistant to find out more.  What are the first year...

First year opportunities with Nottingham Law School Article Provided by Nottingham Law School

Before starting university, you might be thinking about the opportunities available to you in your first year. The idea of graduating and getting a job may seem miles away, and it may feel daunting looking for legal work experience and...


  • Winter Placement Scheme

    Squire Patton Boggs
    Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester £250 p/w, London £265 p/w
    Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester
    Deadline: 01/11/2017

  • Vacation Scheme 2018

    Macfarlanes LLP
    £330 per week
    Deadline: 31/01/2018

  • Training Contract

    Macfarlanes LLP
    Deadline: 31/07/2018


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