Legal Work Experience Placements

Spaces for our 2022 work experience placements have now been filled. Please keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for updates about 2023 applications.

If you are considering a career in law, work experience with us will give you the chance to find out more about us, what we do and the role of a solicitor. This programme isn’t just for students who want to go to university; there are different routes into law which you will learn during your week with us.

Work experience at Barcan+Kirby

So what can we offer you? Firstly, we won’t ask you to spend a week filing, photocopying and making your colleagues cups of tea. You will get stuck in straightaway.

Placements are offered for one week.

Who can apply for work experience at Barcan+Kirby?

We welcome work experience applications from anyone aged 15 -17.

How is the work experience programme structured?

You can expect a bespoke programme which allows you to spend time in each of our departments. You will gain work experience in all the areas of law we cover, from family law to commercial property, giving you real insight into what it’s really like to work for a mid-sized legal practice.

Whilst you’re with us, we’ll treat you just like a real employee.

On your first day, you will have a standard induction and be allocated a designated colleague who will look after you whilst you’re with us. They will talk to you about the week ahead, introduce you to the team and show you around.

You’ll be given a workbook which you’ll need to complete during the week. It will involve you speaking to various people, conducting research and asking lots of questions, but it will also give you a much better understanding of how our business and a law firm operates.

At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to talk about what you’ve learnt and we will provide you with detailed feedback.

How to apply

Please keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for details about 2023 work experience placements.