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Work Experience

Please note that the application process is now closed for work experience in 2020.


Work experience can provide valuable insight into your chosen career, and we believe that it is important that people gain relevant work experience prior to committing to the legal profession. At Lodders we understand that in an extremely competitive area, work experience in a law firm in a way to prove you are committed to pursuing a career in law. We are dedicated to investing in future talent in our local communities.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for determined and dedicated individuals who are keen to progress their career paths. We hope that any applicants will be friendly, enthusiastic, confident, happy to work with others and conscientious.

What can we offer?

Due to the volume of enquiries, we can only offer short work experience placements to undergraduates or graduates who are seriously considering a career in law and are looking for work experience prior to applying for a training contract. Our programme consists of a series of tasks with guidance, as a result, you must have completed either two years of a relevant law degree or GDL for the placement to be of value to you. These placements will normally take place during July.

During your work experience, you will typically get to experience a wide range of departments and many different legal processes.

How to apply

If you are interested in a week-long unpaid work experience placement at Lodders, please fill in our training contract application form below and email it to

Spaces are limited. We urge students to apply during January, February and March.

Application form

Trainee Application form
(Please note if you are struggling to fill in this form electronically you may need to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat X or XI. Alternatively please print out the document and fill it in by hand.)