By the PRIME initiative and also a part of the Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP) this programme allows Year 12 students access to a city Law firm for work experience. PRIME was launched in 2011 by the legal sector to provide fair access to quality work experience in law firms for young people. SMBP was subsequently created to provide a further week of work experience in corporate legal teams.
The programme will take place in August 2020 and comprises of two weeks.
Week One - A week at BCLP’s offices, gaining a real insight into what lawyers do on a daily basis via work shadowing, as well as information on the different routes in to the profession and a number of skills sessions to help prepare you for the world of work.
Week Two - A week visiting a different organisation each day in a variety of sectors – including sports, financial services and media. During this week you will learn how law firms interact with their clients and the different roles for lawyers in these organisations. There will be plenty of opportunities to build your network speak to people from all of the different organisations involved.
How to apply: to apply, you will need to complete an online application form, providing a contact for a reference at your school.