Applications for our 2020 Summer Placements are now closed. Applications for our 2021 Summer Placements will open late 2020.

Our Summer Placement programme is only offered to people that we believe could be future Brodies trainees and provides a four-week snapshot of trainee life at Brodies. It is a chance for us to get to know you better and also for you to better understand how our firm operates. We take great pride in ensuring that our summer students have a positive experience.

What more experience could you hope for to kick-start your legal career than a summer placement at Scotland’s largest law firm?

What you can expect

A four-week placement at Brodies is an excellent opportunity for you to experience the inner workings of our firm. It will give you a greater understanding of our business, our values, our culture and our people.

During the summer placement you will spend time in one of our sector-leading departments. You will be involved in high quality work for clients, carry out legal research and work alongside lawyers regarded as leaders in their fields. Brodies has more practice areas and individual lawyers ranked top tier in the independent legal directories than any other firm in Scotland.

We believe that it is important for you to get a realistic picture of life at Brodies and will provide a number of opportunities to network with some of our current trainees. During your placement you will be based in one department. However, we also want you to hear about the range of work our other departments do. You will get the chance to do this at the 'learning breakfast' sessions, at which you can find out more about our business.

Our summer placements are also a great chance for you to showcase your abilities. All students who take part are given the opportunity to complete a trainee recruitment assessment if they wish to be considered for a traineeship at Brodies.

Did you know our trainees have a blog?

For first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be a Brodies trainee - including practical advice and tips – read our Traineeships blog here.

Help & Support

We want you to get the best out of your summer placement, which is why we will assign you a mentor within your department. They will be on hand to guide you through the placement, answer your questions and assist you with key tasks. As part of your placement your mentor will set a research project. This will help you put some of the skills that you have already learned at university into practice.

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Applications for our 2020 Summer Placements are now closed. Applications for our 2021 Summer Placements open late 2020.