Work experience

Insights Days

Our Insights Days are a great way to learn more about us, our culture and our clients and to help you confirm that Blake Morgan is the right firm for you. They are open to both law and non-law students, however priority is given to those in their first year. They take place in all of our regions, giving you a real feel for life in a Blake Morgan office.

The day consists of a welcome from the Trainee Regional Partner, a presentation about Blake Morgan, a workshop aimed at preparing you for the training contract recruitment process along with some hints and tips, a networking lunch and the opportunity to shadow a current trainee to gain invaluable work experience.

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Applications are open now! Apply here.

Graduate vacation scheme

As part of our training contract application process we offer the opportunity to come into the firm for a week to learn more about us, our culture and our clients. Their time will be spent with a legal team learning about the work they do, undertaking research tasks and having the opportunity to really understand what it is like to work in a legal environment as well as taking part in research and charity projects. We try to offer as varied a selection of placements if possible across all of our locations. We find that this is an invaluable way of potential trainee solicitors getting to understand the way the firm works and what kind of firm we are.

The fifth day is spent on an assessment day where candidates will learn more about the firm, have a formal interview with an associate of the firm and take part in group/drafting exercises. The feedback we receive from their supervisor and the results from all of the assessment day tasks allows us to assemble a bigger picture of the candidate when deciding whether or not they will go through to the next stage of the recruitment process.

For more information, visit our graduate pages.

Pathways to Law

We have been involved with the Pathways to Law Scheme since 2008. The programme is designed to promote access to the legal profession for people from state school backgrounds starting with selected students from Year 11 until completion of their 'A' Level studies and their entry into university. The students are selected on the basis of having the necessary academic ability and an interest in a career in the law. They come from backgrounds where traditionally few manage to convert this potential and interest into a career.

The format of our Pathways to Law Programme includes workshops that focus on skills useful when pursuing a career in law in addition to work experience with one of our trainee solicitors.

For more information please visit the University of Oxford website.

PRIME – increasing access to legal careers

We are one of the founding members of this profession-wide initiative, which creates fair access to quality work experience for young people from less privileged backgrounds. We pledge that each year we will provide a number of high quality places to young people (Years 12 and 13) from local schools and colleges. The scheme is available to those who have attended a state school, were eligible for free school meals or will be the first to attend university in their immediate family.  This involves:

  • At least 30-35 hours of work experience per place
  • Work placements within a selection of our legal and business support teams
  • Help in developing key business and personal skills with workshops and interactive presentations
  • Showing the range of careers available in a legal profession both legal and non-legal (such as IT, accounting, HR, and marketing/business development) and the potential routes into each career.

For further information about the PRIME initiative, please visit the PRIME website.

PRIME placements are available from Blake Morgan's offices in Oxford, Southampton and London –to apply, please go to: https://www.apply4law.com/blakemorgan/

If you require any additional information, please contact: graduateinfo@blakemorgan.co.uk

Growing Ambitions

The Growing Ambitions initiative was developed by Blake Morgan's Social Housing team back in 2011 and designed to inspire 15 and 16 year old children of social housing tenants. The programme gives young people the chance to spend a week at either our Cardiff or Oxford offices to gain work experience and learn more about the world of business.  

Not just for those with an interest in Law, students also have the opportunity to spend time in the IT and Business Development teams as part of a full programme of events, including:

  • Spending 'a day in the life' of one of our solicitors
  • Meeting our trainees and learning how they started their careers in law
  • Taking part in workshops to learn skills such as negotiations and presentations meeting HR for tips on interviews, application forms and CVs

Read our press release about the 2016 Growing Ambitions scheme.

For further information contact us at: graduateinfo@blakemorgan.co.uk