30 or 40 Week Placement Opportunities – 2025

At HK Law, we recognise the importance and responsibility of nurturing the next generation of Solicitors by providing excellent training and support. As part of this commitment, we are offering two 30 or 40-week work placement opportunities in 2025.

These are paid placements and are aimed at students undertaking a Law Degree where there is a requirement for a placement year as part of the course.

To be considered, you should be on track to obtain a minimum of a 2:1 and be seeking to pursue a career as a qualified Lawyer in the future.  You will also need effective communication skills, a pleasant disposition, and an excellent work ethic.

Placements will commence in the summer after the end of your academic year.

About the placement year
You will enjoy working alongside and being mentored by our highly skilled Lawyers within one or more of our legal departments. You could be based in any one of our 8 offices across the region, but we will aim to place you in an office that is easily accessible to where you are living.    You will be paid at least National Living Wage for the duration of your placement year with us and will enjoy all the usual perks and benefits of working at HK Law.

Find out more about working at HK Law and our Employee Benefits by heading to: www.hklaw.uk/careers

Why undertake a Placement Year
The experience will equip you with a range of skills that are essential in the working world, no matter whether you decide to pursue a legal career or not.  If you do continue the journey towards becoming a qualified Lawyer, then the placement may be counted towards Qualifying Work Experience which could shorten the time it takes to qualify following completion of your Law Degree.

At the end of the Placement Year
You could apply to extend your time with us until you return to University in the Autumn and/or apply for part time opportunities to further enhance your legal experience.  Furthermore, we will guarantee an  interview for our Trainee Solicitor opportunities to those students who undertake a 30/40 week placement with us, so overall it increases your chance of gaining a Training Contract.

 

How to apply

  • Please send a CV and brief covering letter to recruitment@hklaw.uk
  • Please state ‘2025 placement year’ in the subject title
  • Please let us know your preferred areas of law
  • Please let us know your preferred office location and whether you drive and have access to a vehicle.

Significant dates:

  • Closing date for applications:             28 February 2025
  • Reviewing applications                        March 2025
  • Interviews:                                              March/ April 2025
  • Start date of placement year:             July/August 2025 (exact dates to be agreed with successful candidates and we can also consider earlier or later start dates, as long as the 30 or 40 weeks can be met)

Apply now:

To apply for this position, please complete the below form.

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