Work Experience Placements

If you’re 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.

We welcome work experience applications from anyone aged 15 -17. Placements are offered for one week.

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.

Structured work experience programme

Instead we’ll put together a bespoke programme to allow you to spend time in each of our management departments. You’ll gain experience in all the areas of law we cover, 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’ll have a standard induction and be allocated a designated colleague – they’ll look after you whilst you’re with us. They’ll 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 lots of people, conducting research and asking lots of questions, but it will also give you a much better understanding of how our business operates.

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

When to apply

Please note, 2019 spaces have now been filled.

For 2020 dates

If you’re applying for dates between January and April, please submit your application between October and December.

If you’re applying for dates between May and July, please submit your application between January and February.

How to apply

If you’d like to be considered for a work experience placement, download the application form, save to your computer and fill it in, then return to our Recruitment team.

Alternatively, you can call our HR team on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

Downloads + Factsheets

  • Work experience application form

    If you’d like to be considered for a work experience placement at Barcan+Kirby, fill out this application form and return to our Recruitment team.