I thought I would create a thread for everyone to share their stories about applying for work experience and work experience placements. This doesn't include vacations schemes as there is already a thread for that.
I'm a first year non-law student currently *trying* to gain legal work experience. Currently I would say I've applied to around 8 firms, had two rejections and one 'you've been put on our file.'
I'm just wondering how many applications it took everyone else to gain work experience? And whether it was in an international/national/regional/highstreet firm.
I think it's really good to make use of your connections, if you have any. I got two work experience placements last year through friends parents/ friends of friends.
Oh I see. Did you get any work experience in your first year at all? And what sort of firms did you eventually get work experience in. Sorry for all the questions, but I'm getting a bit disheartened at the moment and am trying to gauge other peoples experiences.
Nope, first year was a looong time ago for me! I got work experience in a high street firm and in a regional commercial firm, the latter as a friend's dad is a partner there.
i recently done a weeks work experience at the school of pharmacy, what do you think is the minimum amount of work experience that unis look for??
sorry i just realised this is for law.
I have work experienced provisionally lined up at an American firm in London through a solicitor friend. Other than that I found that whenever I applied to local firms for experience they all said yes and whenever I tried to follow it up my emails were never returned? I think who you know is a massive factor - try to use as many contacts as possible.