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Work Experience Programmes for incoming Year 12's!

If anyone is interested, I'm more than happy to share with you guys several work experience/year 12 programmes in the fields of Banking & Finance as well as Law.

These opportunites will aid you when it comes to filling in your UCAS applications as well as allowing you to have something to discuss about on your CV's for Apprenticeships after year 13.

Just reply with your preferred field and I'll make sure to get back to you :biggrin:
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This is so cool, thank you! Do you have any programmes targeted towards Law?
Original post by StudentPR
This is so cool, thank you! Do you have any programmes targeted towards Law?

Hi there,

Firstly, may I ask which area of the law you are mainly interested in? e.g. Corporate , Criminal etc. Are you looking for programmes which are more suited to those who are considering the Solicitor route or Barrister route?
I did work experience at a HSBC branch and Deloitte in year 12. I think they're good to talk about on your personal statement for top unis but say how they link in to the subject your applying to.
Original post by hello9612
I did work experience at a HSBC branch and Deloitte in year 12. I think they're good to talk about on your personal statement for top unis but say how they link in to the subject your applying to.

Of course! , just adding on to that, university admission tutors essentially want to see a student who has great passion and interest in the subject they are applying for. So by being proactive and signing up to programmes related to your chosen course, It will instill the tutor with great confidence that you will succeed on their course.
Law

How on Earth are we to do work experience given the current situation?
Original post by Greywolftwo
Law

How on Earth are we to do work experience given the current situation?

Well, companies are offering virtual work experience programmes in light of the current situation. So if that means undertaking your work experience placement virtually on your laptop, then so be it.

Can I ask wether you are considering the solicitor route or barrister route?
Original post by CrushHearts_
Well, companies are offering virtual work experience programmes in light of the current situation. So if that means undertaking your work experience placement virtually on your laptop, then so be it.

Can I ask wether you are considering the solicitor route or barrister route?


Solicitor, seems really interesting
Original post by Greywolftwo
Solicitor, seems really interesting

I'd suggest having a look on the "PRIME" website. It'll provide you with a list of law firms offering work experience programmes in your chosen City.

Be sure to sign up to The Brokerage as they offer law related work experience and mentoring programmes in which you can be mentored 1-1 with a qualified lawyer at a firm.

Firms to consider can include: Clifford Chance, Allen and Overy, HFW (Holman Fenwick Willlan), Ashurst and Eversheds Sutherland.

Consider putting in an application for the "Pathways to Law" programme which will be run in conjuction with a chosen university. You'll be able to gain a work experience placement at a firm, a mentor and they offer loads of workshops.
Original post by CrushHearts_
Hi there,

Firstly, may I ask which area of the law you are mainly interested in? e.g. Corporate , Criminal etc. Are you looking for programmes which are more suited to those who are considering the Solicitor route or Barrister route?

I'm looking towards the Barrister route, looking mainly at Criminal, but am open to all areas.
Original post by StudentPR
I'm looking towards the Barrister route, looking mainly at Criminal, but am open to all areas.

For those interested in the barrister route, there are quite a few chambers that offer work experience programmes.
1) Matrix Chambers - matrix are a barristers chambers located in London that offer a programme.
2) Hardwicke - also based in london, they offer taster days and work experience weeks for sixth form students.
3) Exchange chambers - they offer 2 days worth of experience for students in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

Hope this is of use to you!

All the best :biggrin:
Original post by Greywolftwo
Law

How on Earth are we to do work experience given the current situation?


I'm in year 12 now and I was told that we would do our work experience in year 13 instead. We are allowed to do it this year in the given time frame if the workplace you applied to will allow it and the situation that is going on begins to go back to normal.
Original post by NancarrowSunset
I'm in year 12 now and I was told that we would do our work experience in year 13 instead. We are allowed to do it this year in the given time frame if the workplace you applied to will allow it and the situation that is going on begins to go back to normal.


Does your school organise and allocate work experience placements for you? Or do you self place yourself?
Original post by CrushHearts_
Does your school organise and allocate work experience placements for you? Or do you self place yourself?

We organise the placements ourselves, but we do it within a specified week that the school decided so that we wouldn't be missing loads of lessons when we did our work experience.
any work experience for Finance?
Original post by NancarrowSunset
We organise the placements ourselves, but we do it within a specified week that the school decided so that we wouldn't be missing loads of lessons when we did our work experience.

Oh ok! That was the same for me and my school.
Original post by vix.xvi
any work experience for Finance?

Ah yes! If you could scroll up a bit , you should find that I listed quite a few firms and companies that offer finance related programmes.

Hope it is of use to you!
Original post by CrushHearts_
For those interested in the barrister route, there are quite a few chambers that offer work experience programmes.
1) Matrix Chambers - matrix are a barristers chambers located in London that offer a programme.
2) Hardwicke - also based in london, they offer taster days and work experience weeks for sixth form students.
3) Exchange chambers - they offer 2 days worth of experience for students in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

Hope this is of use to you!

All the best :biggrin:

this looks really useful, I can't wait to, hopefully, put this into use. Thank you! :smile:
Original post by StudentPR
this looks really useful, I can't wait to, hopefully, put this into use. Thank you! :smile:

No problem!
Original post by CrushHearts_
Ah yes! If you could scroll up a bit , you should find that I listed quite a few firms and companies that offer finance related programmes.

Hope it is of use to you!

ty :smile:

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