Work Experience and Vacation Scheme

Work Experience and Vacation Scheme

We are very pleased to be able to offer two types of unpaid work experience placements to students wishing to develop their skills within the legal industry.

Secretarial Work Placements

We work with Mid Kent College to provide a two week placement to two of their students on the CILex Secretarial course each year. The placements generally take place in March/April and each student will spend one week in a non-contentious team and a second week in a contentious team. They will be provided with training on our systems by our internal IT trainer and then assigned to the IT representative within the teams who will be on hand to help them for the duration of the placement.

Unfortunately we can only consider individuals for work experience placements who fall into the above category. To be considered for a secretarial work experience placement with Brachers please liaise directly with your college tutor.

Vacation Scheme

We are pleased to be able to offer vacation placements to students in their penultimate or final year of a law degree, final year of non-law studies, or graduates. However, we will consider applications from A2 Level law students with a keen interest in pursuing a career in law.

We aim to provide five vacation placements per year, as follows;

  • Winter Holiday (one student for one, two week period)
  • Spring Holiday (one student for one, two week period)
  • Summer Holiday (three students for three, two week periods)

Exact dates are confirmed once the universities have set their academic term dates.

Each student is placed in three different teams for a maximum of three/four days in each team during the two week period. We try to accommodate students in teams where the area of law is of interest to them, but this depends upon our business needs at the time. Each team will only take a maximum of three vacation scheme students per calendar year, and only one student at any one time. The student is assigned to the trainee supervisor within the team and given discrete tasks.

The closing date for applications for the vacation scheme is 30th April each year. Interviews will be held in May.

How to apply

Please email us your CV and covering letter stating the dates you are applying for.

Or post your CV and covering letter to:

Human Resources
Brachers
Somerfield House
59 London Road
Maidstone
Kent ME16 8JH

We look forward to hearing from you.