Every year we provide our residents aged 16-18 with the opportunity to gain work experience at Blake Morgan solicitors in Oxford. The work experience lasts a week and our residents get to work in different sectors including property, employment, and tax. As part of the work experience, our residents also get to visit the local court and watch a live case.
The opportunity is great experience for those who are thinking about studying law at university and allows residents to get a feel for what a career as a solicitor would entail. We have been running the work experience for the past 5 years and it’s been very successful gaining lots of positive feedback:
“I thought the whole placement was amazing. It has given young adults the opportunity to experience not only an office environment but an insight into many career paths and university courses”
“Overall it has given me a lot of insight into what I will have to face if I chose to complete a law degree at university, it was great for me to learn while shadowing trainee solicitors and also hear talks from barristers”