Work Experience

At Wilkin Chapman, we run three separate work experience schemes, which are designed for Undergraduates, A Level and Year 10 students. The placements are structured differently across the three groups, which enables us to really tailor the experience to your needs to ensure that the time you spend with us is at the right level and is meaningful to you.

Undergraduate Scheme

We have 15 one week placements available per year for undergraduate students, which are split across our Grimsby, Lincoln and Beverley offices. Placements take place during the Easter and Summer breaks. Further details of the specific placement dates available can be found on our application form.

Placements are structured to allow you the opportunity to spend time in two of the Firm’s core divisions and therefore experience the different types of work that we do. You will be assigned a supervisor in each of the departments you spend time in, in addition to a trainee solicitor buddy, who will be available to assist you throughout your placement.

During your placement, you will experience first-hand what it’s like to be part of the Wilkin Chapman team, by working on real client matters alongside our trainees, solicitors and partners. You are likely to be involved in drafting documents, conducting research and meeting clients. You will also have the opportunity to attend a lunchtime social event with some of our trainees and newly qualified solicitors, which will provide you with further opportunities to get to know our people, and find out what it’s really like to work at Wilkin Chapman. In addition, there will be presentations on training contracts with Wilkin Chapman and the wider Firm, with lots of opportunities to ask questions and find out more about us.

A Level Scheme

If you are age 16 and above and studying for your A Levels or equivalent, you can apply for a 2-day placement with the Firm. The placement will be split into four half day sessions, during which you will have the opportunity to experience four departments across two of our core divisions.

This will provide you with a varied and insightful placement that exposes students to the various areas of law, whilst providing the opportunity to experience a legal practice working environment.

These placements are available in Grimsby, Lincoln and Beverley and take place during the half term breaks in October, February and May each year.

Year 10 Scheme

For those who are in year 10 and wanting to gain an insight into careers in law and the different paths available, we offer a 1-day placement. Placements take place across all of our offices and offer students the opportunity to find out more about working in a legal practice environment.

How to Apply

Applications for work experience can be made using our online application system, below.

Click here to apply!


Any other enquiries, contact us by:

Tel: 01472 262626
Email: recruitment@wilkinchapman.co.uk