Pinsent Masons VIRTUAL Summer Work Experience Programme


Pinsent Masons is a global commercial law firm with more than 3000+ people worldwide, across Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.  They work in the sectors of; Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Technology, Science & Industry.

Find out more about Pinsent Masons here: About us (

Applications are now open for the 2023 Schools Legal Work Experience Programme – 1-3 August 2023

This is a 3-day online work experience placement providing a full overview of what it’s like to work in a leading commercial law firm. Students will get valuable experience and discover for themselves what law in practice is really like. What’s more, the experience will give their CV a real boost.

The school work experience programme is a great way to get an insight into the commercial world and develop your skill set.

Date of Placement: 1-3 August 2023

Hours of Work: 3 days (expected 10.00am – 3.00pm)

Location: Virtual – online

Please note that applications close on at 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023

Details of the programme are here: Law work experience – United Kingdom (

They’ve designed the programme so you’ll work with – and learn from – some of their top people. And they’ve aimed to make it interesting, informative and fun.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • A supervisor who will help you discover the skills you’ll need to be a successful lawyer
  • Contributing to a business group exercise
  • Attending engaging presentations
  • Going over CV & application tips and discussing your career plans with your supervisor


  • At least 16 years old and up to 19 years old
  • Have completed GSCEs or equivalent (GSCE grade 7-9 or equivalent)
  • Currently studying towards your AS or A-levels,  or other equivalent or at a gap year prior to starting an apprenticeship / university

If you don’t meet the above criteria but there are mitigating circumstances that explain why you’ve failed to meet the minimum academic requirements, there’s an opportunity for you to include this information in your application.

Applications and further information can be found on their graduate website: 2023 – Summer School Work Experience – UK & Ireland – Graduate and Apprenticeship Careers (

You can take part in an optional in-person Insight Day in the autumn (dates TBC) at Pinsent Masons Belfast office. They’ll ask you if you are interested in this when you complete the application form.

Pinsent Masons values diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. They are proud to be using the Rare Contextual Recruitment System which helps us review your application in the context of your socio-economic background (e.g. with an understanding of your wider personal circumstances).

If you have any questions on the programme or recruitment process please email

Should you have any issues/queries on your application form please email