Work Experience Week 2022

4th – 8th July 2022                                         Information for Local Authorities

The LLG virtual work experience week is designed to provide a greater insight into a career in law in local government. Our event places you within a local authority legal team, providing an insight into the challenging and rewarding role of lawyers in the public sector, showcasing the wide range of legal disciplines and the variety of specialisms available. It presents a great opportunity for any student wishing to pursue a career in the legal sector.

With places available in local authorities across the country, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Work Experience in a local authority will place you in good stead to apply for a training contract or apprenticeship within a local authority under our National Graduate Recruitment Scheme, to be launched later this year.

We seek applications from third year students and graduates who are looking to qualify as lawyers either through a training contract or apprenticeship route. We seek applicants with strong ethics and core values reflective of local government – whether it be an appreciation of place and the importance of community, caring for the vulnerable, or delivering transformation of local services to a high standard. You may have an interest in  regeneration of your local area, children’s services, or would like to experience the application of employment, planning and procurement law in the public sector. You may have an interest in how local authority lawyers are striving to have a positive impact on climate change through making tangible changes such as contracting for electric vehicles, heat pumps, or introducing clean air zones.

Through presentations and interactive sessions, the week – long event aims to provide an overview of life as a local authority lawyer, with the attendee spending each morning within a local authority legal team, with the opportunity to experience several teams within the legal department. Dependent on what is on the agenda for each local authority that week, there may be the opportunity to attend court. Each afternoon, attendees are invited to a series of LLG workshops and seminars, where they can learn essential skills and get their questions answered by a range of legal professionals.

Interested in a career in local government and ready to apply? Tell us why! Please complete the online application form below and submit it by 12th April 2022.