Calling all future lawyers…
17 October 2019 by Rebecca Webber
In 2019, FJG have launched an all new work experience programme specifically designed to help aspiring Solicitors in the Essex area. Open to any student interested in learning more about a career in the legal profession, the week-long programme has already attracted high school students and university undergraduates.
Our structured work experience programme has pre-set tasks designed to give candidates a good understanding of the work legal experts undertake for clients. The schedule includes working with various departments across the firm and ends in CV building, a mock interview and a 121 session with a Partner. Feedback for the new programme put together by Andrew Morgan, Learning & Compliance Officer has been extremely positive.
- Lauren Tavner, Student Director of the Essex Law School clinic commented: “I have learnt so much and have been given an opportunity to develop my legal skills which is invaluable for a law student”.
- Ellie Mullins, Student at Brunel University said: “I have gained invaluable hands on experience in a successful regional firm which has inspired me to chase my dream of becoming a lawyer.”
- Maya Gladman, Student at University of Sussex added: “…the FJG work experience programme has been designed for people to get the most out of their short time in the firm as possible. I not only got to carry out legal work, but I got to a real sense of what working here would be like.”
Paula Fowler, Managing Partner at FJG adds: “At FJG, we understand how important gaining valuable work experience can be before committing yourself to a career in law.” She continues “With feedback from previous work experience candidates, we spotted the need for a more deliberate programme to be put in place where candidates can fully immerse themselves in the legal world. We believe our work experience programme is one of the best offered to ambitious students in Essex.”
Legal work experience is an essential step for any future Solicitor and our new programme is designed with the student’s best interests at heart. We are inviting applications for consideration for their work experience programme in 2020 – visit www.fjg.co.uk/work-experience for more information.
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