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LLB Undergraduate Placement Scheme 2024

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic student to join the firm as part of our 40-week LLB Undergraduate Placement Scheme, starting in September 2024.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you’re keen to pursue a career in law. We usually take only one placement student and thus you won’t be ‘just a number’ – far from it. Shaun Guppy, our Training Principal, and Partner in the Corporate team started his own career with Steele Raymond as a placement student, as did our Family solicitor Amy Baugh. We place great importance on developing our placement students – helping them really understand more about how we apply the law for our clients, how a law firm works and the part they have to play making the firm a success.

The team, or teams, who you’ll spend the placement with, will depend on business needs at the time you join. We’ll try and take into account any particular experience you want to gain, but we’re confident whichever team you’ll join, you’ll gain great exposure to the work the team is undertaking and the clients they are working for. As a business we focus on corporate transactions, commercial contracts, commercial property, strategic land, residential development, property & commercial litigation and a full range of high-quality family and private wealth services, including wills, trusts and probate, contentious wills, trusts & probate and estate planning & tax. This means we currently have eleven teams you may have a chance of joining.

Regardless of the area you’ll gain experience within, you will be very much part of the team, being involved in client work and client meetings (supporting solicitors and partners) and, for example, undertaking research or attending court matters to learn and help take attendance notes.

The position is available to students who have secured a 2:1 in their first-year results and are predicted a 2:1 for their second year.

In addition to someone committed to a career in law, we’re looking for someone who has:

  • A desire to make the most of this placement year – who has a ‘can do’ attitude, a growth mindset and a willingness to work hard to seize opportunities.
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to see the wider context of the work that we do for our clients
  • Great communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • An understanding of what goes into fantastic customer / client service.
  • High standards of professionalism.
  • Great research and analytical skills
  • Great time management and organisation skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Please note the closing date for applications is Wednesday 6 December 2023. We plan on holding interviews on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December 2023.

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please send a covering letter and your CV to [email protected]. Within your covering letter, please let us know the following:

  • Why you’ve chosen to undertake a placement year and what you think you’ll gain from a placement year with us?
  • Why you’re choosing a career in law?
  • Why you want to join Steele Raymond?

Describing her experiences at Steele Raymond so far, our current placement student, Callie Thornley-Veal, writes:

“I am thoroughly enjoying my placement at Steele Raymond. Being in such a supportive environment has really helped me settle into the firm. I have been given opportunities to grow within the professional setting and as an individual, including attending networking events and working on interesting cases. I have been encouraged to ask questions, and everyone is willing to take time out of their day to help me further my learning. I am so grateful to carry out my placement at such a great firm and I am excited to see what the following months bring.”

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