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Would you like to develop key skills needed for employment and get your first insight into life at a commercial law firm?

In today's world, work experience is an invaluable tool and we recognise the importance of gaining employability skills to kick start your career.  

Bond Dickinson has a number of opportunities across each of our locations for developing your skills and gaining work experience as part of our early careers programme.

Our early careers programme includes insight days and structured work experience weeks for students age 16 and above, who are interested in working in a legal environment including support roles.  

Our insight days will give you an insight into the work of a commercial law firm with an introduction to a career in law, skills workshops and an opportunity to meet people from around the business. 

Our work experience weeks start with an insight day followed by four days within the business, networking with professionals and gaining valuable work experience in both legal and support roles.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bond Dickinson and I feel I gained an overall understanding what it is like to work in a human resources department."

"Being involved in so many different things was so exciting and allowed me to learn a great deal."

"I leave Bond Dickinson surer than ever of my goals for the future, and incredibly grateful to have been given this invaluable opportunity."

Insight Day - Newcastle

Get in touch

Early Careers Co-ordinator
T:+44 (0)191 279 9762

Second year of a non-law degree, final year of a law degree student or university graduate?

We recruit our Trainee Solicitors two years in advance. Our applications will open in October 2017 for Training Contracts starting in September 2020.  As you are eligible to apply for a training contract, please visit our dedicated microsite for more information and apply online. 

Are you at university or changing career and looking for your first legal work experience?

If you are interested in a career as a solicitor and don't have any legal work experience, we have a new programme coming soon for university students and those looking to change career to work in law. Our new programme will include skills days and information about our Graduate programme. More information will be available soon. 

How do I apply for work experience?

Applications are now closed  for placements in August, October and November 2017.

At university or changing career and looking for your first legal work experience – more information will be coming soon for our new skills days.  

Eligible to apply for a training contract – please contact our Graduate Recruitment Specialist, Joanne Smallwood, or visit our dedicated microsite

Working with schools & other organisations

As well as our dedicated work experience programme and insight days, we also work with a number of schools offering skills workshops and guidance on careers in a law firm.

We offer places as part of PRIME and Pathways to Law, and work with the Lawyers Disability Division as part of their work placement scheme, providing a number of work experience opportunities with Bond Dickinson across the different programmes.