At Attwells we understand how important it is for those with an interest in law to gain an insight into the workings of a law firm in order to help them with their future personal development plans. We, therefore, offer a week-long work experience placement in both our Ipswich and London offices.
Our ethos is to encourage young people into a career in law regardless of their background. Founder Nick Attwell is keen to inspire personal development and understands that a diverse team supports Attwells’ purpose of breaking down barriers in law. We, therefore, welcome students from all backgrounds to apply to be included in our work experience programme.
A number of our Partners chose a non-traditional route into law:
- Holly is a conveyancer who manages a caseload of residential property transactions, including new builds, help to buy schemes, shared ownership properties and much more. She also is the Deputy Manager of our Ipswich conveyancing team. She has worked at Attwells since graduating from the University of Bristol in 2017. Holly began her path into conveyancing in 2011 during a high school work experience programme, spending one week at Attwells getting a flavour of the legal profession.
- Partner Laura Catania also demonstrated that you do not need to go to university in order to have a career in law. Laura started with Attwells as a Conveyancing Assistant and completed her Licenced Conveyancer qualification while working at Attwells. Laura is now our Head of Conveyancing and is responsible for our entire Conveyancing teams across all three of our offices.
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Our programme has been designed to teach students a range of skills needed for a career in law such as drafting, researching, problem-solving, presenting, business correspondence, communication and time management
Ipswich Work experience
We have recently updated our work experience programme so that our students gain experience of working in our Conveyancing, Private Client and Commercial Departments. They will also gain experience of working in our Marketing Department and the particular challenges of marketing a law firm. Finally, they will end their week with a personal development day which aims to give them practical skills in CV writing, interview skills and presentation skills.
Our Ipswich office is currently offering 10-week-long placements per year, and we will predominantly prioritise applicants from the local high schools that we have built up relationships with.
London Work Experience
We are able to take a more flexible approach with our London office, and as this is a smaller office we are able to offer shorter placements. However, the majority of placements will be for a week
Our students will experience working in the Litigation, Conveyancing and Commercial departments.
How to Apply
To apply for our work experience programme in either our Ipswich or London offices please upload a CV and covering letter. We will then review these and contact you to let you know if you have been successful. Please note that, due to the high numbers of applications we receive, we, unfortunately, cannot accept all applicants.