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Summer Vacation Scheme – an interview with Clarke Willmott’s Director of Human Resources

This summer, we’re inviting candidates to apply for a paid internship programme which will run from 10 – 14 July at our Birmingham and Taunton offices.

We spoke to Dan Jones, Director of Human Resources for Clarke Willmott, to learn more about what the scheme offers.

What is the Clarke Willmott Summer Vacation Scheme?

The Summer Vacation Scheme is an opportunity for individuals who are considering a career in law to gain experience of working within a law firm. Participants will have the opportunity to work within one of our specialist legal teams, meet a wide range of individuals from across the firm and receive training on skills that are required to have a successful career in law.

Following completion of the programme, successful candidates will then be offered the opportunity to participate in a mentoring programme, allowing them to further develop their skills whilst they complete their studies.

Why has Clarke Willmott decided to run this scheme?

 We hope that offering the programme provides an opportunity to give experiences of working in a law firm to those who may not otherwise have had this chance. We’re looking to identify talented individuals who wish to remain connected with Clarke Willmott and ultimately will pursue a career in law.

Why should someone apply to this scheme?

The scheme offers someone the chance to gain valuable experience in a leading national law firm followed by participation in a mentoring programme. This gives the chance to develop core skills and knowledge to support in a future entry into the legal profession.

Which teams will the applicant get to work with?

 Successful applicants for our Taunton office will have the opportunity to work with one of the following teams:

  • Commercial & Private Client Litigation
  • Home Sales
  • Private Capital
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Private Property & Agriculture
  • Property Litigation
  • Family

Successful applicants for our Birmingham office will have the opportunity to work with one of the following teams:

  • Commercial & Private Client Litigation
  • Family

Key details of the scheme

 The vacation scheme is an in-person placement and will run from Monday 10 July 2023 to Friday 14 July 2023 in your allocated office (Taunton or Birmingham). You will receive a salary of £409.00 for the week and your working hours each day will be 9 am to 5.30 pm. If you are unable to fulfil full-time hours, please do not be deterred from applying. We understand the challenges of balancing life commitments or circumstances with a full-time role and want to ensure we can support you in the best way we can.

 How to apply and deadline for applying

 To apply, please complete the application form by 5:30pm on Thursday 6 April 2023. If you have any questions please do get in touch with us

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