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Work Experience

Buckles Solicitors LLP is a progressive law firm built upon client focused solutions and a commitment to securing the best staff to work here and as such we are always keen to meet talented and driven people who may wish to join us in the future.

We offer work experience placements at our Peterborough office to pupils in Year 11 and 12 and University law students. The experience offers an insight into what Buckles and the legal profession is all about.

University students can typically expect to:

  • Attend Court
  • Assist with research
  • Draft documents
  • Spend time in different fee-earning departments
  • Meet partners and solicitors at social events
  • Attend a range of informal talks to discover more about Buckles, our practice areas and our people
  • Dispel myths about what it's like to work in a major regional law firm
  • Interact with staff, partners and clients
  • Explore the benefits of setting ambitious but achievable goals
  • Gain support with one-to-one supervision
  • Develop strengths such as communication and business development skills

We welcome applications from penultimate year law under-graduates and final year law graduates.

Selected candidates will be invited to take part in a short telephone interview.

Year 11 and 12 students can typically expect to:

  • Spend time in two different fee-earning departments
  • Meet partners and solicitors
  • Attend a range of informal talks to discover more about Buckles, our practice areas and our people
  • Dispel myths about what it's like to work in a major regional law firm
  • Interact with staff, partners and clients
  • Explore the benefits of setting ambitious but achievable goals
  • Develop strengths such as communication and business development skills

We welcome applications from year 11 and 12 students who are interested in studying law in the future. All students must have a letter of recommendation from their teacher. Applications will then be prioritised in merit order.

Dates for work experience

Summer 2017

Year 11/12 - Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 July 2017

University students - w/c Monday 3 July 2017

Autumn/Winter 2017

Year 11/12 - Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October 2017

University students - w/c Monday 18 December 2017

To apply

Please email your letter of recommendation from your teacher if you are a year 11 or 12 student, or your CV and covering letter if you are a university student to Helen Uys (helen.uys@buckles-law.co.uk). For any queries, please contact Helen on 01733 888923.