Corporate law work experience

Year 12 work experience

We’re excited to announce that we are recruiting for two work experience placements at law firms Reed Smith and Charles Russell Speechlys. 

Who is this for?

Year 12s currently living and studying in London.

What is it?

One week of structured work experience based at the London offices of a highly reputable, global corporate law firm, plus one week of insight days at a range of commercial companies across London.

What companies are involved?Charles Russell Speechlys LLPReed Smith

The law firms involved are Reed Smith and Charles Russell Speechlys. Both are dynamic international law firms, dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward.

They have long-standing relationships, an international outlook and collaborative structures that make them a go-to partner for speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions and regulatory matters.

How will I spend my time?

Week one: Five days of work experience in the City of London at the firm’s head office.

Week two: A half day induction plus five insight days at a range of commercial companies across London including ITV, Aviva, Freemantle, Barclays and Harlequins Rugby Club.

Why should I apply?

Taking part in the programme will enable students to build skills including presenting, interviewing, influencing, resilience and negotiation.

You will also be armed with experience to use on your CV, LinkedIn profile, personal statements, and as a talking point for university and job interviews.

What are the dates of the work experience?

Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August.

What is the criteria to apply?

  • Have achieved A*- C / Level 5 to 9 in GCSE maths, English and science
  • Have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years and/or be the first generation in your family to be planning on attending university in the UK
  • Be available for the entire duration of the placement from Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August

How do my students apply?

If you are interested in applying, please contact Steven Champion ( at The Brokerage for more information.

When are interviews being held?

Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May

When is the deadline to apply?

Sunday 5th May