Pinsent Masons Virtual Legal School Work Experience Programme
- Posted by Fearghal Quinn
- Posted in Careers Blog
If you’re interested in a legal career, our virtual legal school work experience programme offers the perfect way to find out if it’s the right career choice for you.
Join us on a 4-day virtual work placement and you’ll get a full overview of what it’s like to work in a leading commercial law firm. You’ll get valuable experience and discover for yourself what law in practice is really like. What’s more, the experience will give your CV a real boost.
If successful in securing a place, you will need access to a computer or laptop and an Internet connection to take part. A headset would be beneficial but not essential. You will not be required to come into an office.
Before you apply, please make sure that you’re going to be available for the period below. You will also require access to a computer/or laptop and an Internet connection. You may find it beneficial to have a headset although this is not mandatory.
• Virtual Legal School Work Experience Programme Northern Ireland ONLY: Monday 16th -Thursday 19th August 2021
Whatever your background, legal knowledge or experience it’s a great way to get an insight into the commercial world and develop your skill-set. So, what are you waiting for?
Some hints and tips when making your application: • Detail – A good lawyer needs a keen eye for detail, so it’s important that you make sure everything’s correct in your application. That means checking your spelling, grammar and punctuation. Then checking it again. • Answer the question – It might sound obvious, but it’s easy to get side-tracked in your answers. So, think about the questions and give detailed answers that show you understand what we’re asking. • Choose your words wisely – Keep an eye on character limits too, so your answers aren’t too long or don’t give enough information. • Give real life examples – If you’ve done other work experience in the past, let us know. It could help your application if we know you’ve already developed certain skills. Tell us what you learned about yourself and highlight your strengths and weaknesses. • Ask a friend to check it – It’s easy to miss your own mistakes, so, before you submit your application, get a friend or family member to check it for any mistakes or missing details. • Give it the time it deserves – Most of all, don’t leave your application to the last minute. Remember ‘fail to prepare; prepare to fail
Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 31st March 2021