• Per week £400

First Year Insight Scheme

Macfarlanes LLP

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    • Per week £400
  • Type of firm

    City Law Firms

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The first year insight scheme is designed to provide you with an insight into City law and to give you the opportunity to meet trainees, solicitors and partners within the firm.

Whilst the first year insight scheme enables us to meet you, this is a two way process. We want to equip you with the knowledge and offer as much advice as you need to help determine whether a career in City law is right for you. 

During the scheme you will undertake:      

- A negotiation exercise

- An application skills workshop

- Group presentation project

- Lunch with trainees, solicitors and partners

- Speed networking

- Work shadow a trainee

Work shadowing one of our trainees offers invaluable experience. You will get exposure to the work that goes on in one of our practice areas. You may find yourself sitting in on a conference call, assisting with some research or looking through a draft agreement. We will also help you with application forms, offering advice on what you should and shouldn't write. The scheme is all about helping you decide if a career in City law would be right for you so we recommend that you come armed with plenty of questions. You will have several opportunities to speak to trainees, solicitors and partners during the course of the scheme and we want you to make the most out of the time you spend with us.

When is the first year insight scheme?

Our 2022 first year insight scheme will be held from 19 – 22 April 2022.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from candidates with either a law or non-law background. You will need to be in either the first year of your undergraduate degree or second year of a four-year undergraduate degree.

How to apply?

Applications for our 2022 insight scheme opened on 27 September 2021 and will close 31 January 2022. The application form itself is simple and is designed to give you every opportunity to impress us.

If your online application for the first year insight scheme is successful you will be invited for a telephone interview before being offered a place on the scheme. Telephone interviews will take place from February 2022 onwards.


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