Work experience with Brodies is a great way to learn more about a legal career, and to gain knowledge about professional support services by spending part of your time working with colleagues in IT, Finance, HR and Marketing.
We have two main work experience programmes, Career Insight Days and PRIME. These are structured programmes that are designed to be as interactive and informative as possible.
Brodies is a founding member of PRIME, a pioneering initiative by the UK's leading law firms to encourage greater diversity in the legal profession by offering quality work experience and continuing support to young people from less privileged backgrounds.
We are committed each year to offering students aged 13-17 the opportunity to take part in a structured work experience programme that is co-ordinated and delivered by Brodies staff representing departments across our business.
The programme delivers a minimum of 30–35 hours of work experience and is designed to give the young people involved an insight into all aspects of our business.
PRIME made me realise it was possible for me to become a lawyer. It’s not your background or which school you go to that’s important, it’s you as a person and your abilities.
Emma De Costa PRIME student 2016
Career Insight Days
Our Career Insight Days are an opportunity to come and learn more about how to become a lawyer, offering you help and guidance on your journey from high school to practicing as a qualified lawyer. All the sessions and workshops are led by our trainees and newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers, who can talk to you about their experiences of studying law and answer any questions that you might have. All the sessions are designed to give you a better understanding of what it is like to work within the legal sector.
I knew I wanted to do law, but I wasn’t really sure what a law degree or the job would really entail, but my experience at Brodies really confirmed that law is what I want to go on and study.
It gave me an insight into the various aspects of law, and all the different types of law that you can study, and all the opportunities that a law degree gives you – there’s an endless amount of opportunities..
Regan Lambert, Inveralmond Community High Schol, Livingston
In addition to these two work experience programmes, we offer some opportunities to visit departments and shadow staff; these are limited and depend on work levels within our teams and the availability of team members to coordinate the experience for students. If you would like to find out more, contact Wendy Murphy.