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We offer two, summer work experience placements per year to all students who are considering a career within the legal sector and who are currently studying an undergraduate degree or GDL/LPC students.

We also offer one 5 week work experience placement to a student referred to us via the University of Chester vacation scheme.  Should you wish to apply please contact the University direct.

We would dearly love to offer work experience placements to high school students however due to the sensitive nature of the work we undertake candidates must be at least 18 years of age.

Each work experience placement is different, but all our placements are designed to give students the opportunity to make the most out of their time with us.  As part of our work experience programme you will meet people from across the firm and gain real hands-on experience, including;

  • Attending court and meetings with clients
  • Shadowing qualified lawyers
  • Legal research tasks
  • Drafting documents
  • General administration (because it is a big part of the job)

How to apply:

Applications will open on 1st January 2021 and will close on 28th February 2021.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to Liz Chapman at liz.chapman@oliverandco.co.uk with the email subject ‘Work experience application’.

Cover letters are really important as it helps us get to know you and must include details of the areas of practice you are interested in working in.

All applications will be reviewed after the deadline and candidates will be contacted directly.

 

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive each year, we are not able to respond directly to all candidates. Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by 1st May 2020.