Take this free virtual opportunity to upskill yourself get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Linklaters.
Discover what it’s like to work at a truly innovative, global, commercial law firm.
At Linklaters, we make it our job to seek out the most innovative and effective solutions to solve our clients' greatest challenges. Working at Linklaters is about unleashing your imagination to challenge the present and shape the future. We will encourage you as a lawyer of tomorrow to embrace working in our diverse and inclusive team, to put our clients at the centre of what we do, to share your ideas for innovation and efficiency, and to think and do things differently.
Following on from the success of our inaugural Virtual Experience Programme, we are proud to launch another first of its kind programme – one aimed at school-aged students. We know many of you are starting to explore career options and we hope this programme will be a great way of finding out more about the world of commercial law and about our firm.
Our trainees undergo a two-year training programme (a “Training Contract”) with us in order to complete their qualifications as a lawyer. In this programme, you will be joining as if you were a Linklaters trainee, about to start your Training Contract with us. You will get an insight into the structure of a Training Contract, increase your knowledge of our core practice areas and understand the range of work that a trainee gets involved in. You will also learn about the pro bono work at the firm and the ongoing training and development our trainees benefit from throughout their Training Contract and beyond.
Our programme is open to all students but has been designed for 16-18 year olds and those at the very beginning of their research into commercial law.
Earn a Certificate
When you complete the Introduction to Law Virtual Experience Programme, you’ll earn a personalised completion certificate to share with prospective employers and your professional network.
Learn direct from Linklaters
This Introduction to Law Virtual Experience Programme has been created by leaders at Linklaters. You’ll receive instructions from the Linklaters team and compare your work with real model solutions from Linklaters.
Gain real work experience
Throughout the Introduction to Law Virtual Experience Programme, you’ll develop deep insights into what it is actually like to work at Linklaters.
Do it in your own time
Fit the Introduction to Law Virtual Experience Programme in with your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out
You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and Linkedin profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills.
Set yourself up for success
No more applying for jobs without knowing what the role involves. Build the confidence and practical skills that employers are looking for.
Corporate Task 1
Assist our Corporate team in the due diligence process for a private Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) deal. Aim to spend approx. 30 mins on this task.
Corporate Task 2
Help to produce a due diligence report for a private M&A deal. Aim to spend approx. 30 mins on this task.
Dispute Resolution Task
Support our Dispute Resolution team by identifying arguments for and against our client’s position. Aim to spend approx. 1 hour on this task.
Banking – Restructuring & Insolvency (Part 1)
Help our R&I team identify whether a retail client is going insolvent. Aim to spend approx. 30 mins on this task.
Banking - Restructuring & Insolvency (Part 2)
Help our R&I team to communicate possible next steps to a retail client. Aim to spend approx. 30 mins on this task.
Introduction to Pro Bono (Part 1)
Assist our Pro Bono team in screening for a possible wrongful conviction for murder. Aim to spend approx. 30 mins on this task.
Introduction to Pro Bono (Part 2)
Create a timeline of events to assist our Pro Bono team in screening for a possible wrongful conviction for murder. Aim to spend approx. 30 mins on this task.
What is time management?
Understand the importance of time management skills to help you meet demands in a timely manner. Aim to spend approx. 20 mins on this task.
Establishing goals and Scheduling
Develop your scheduling skills and learn how to set SMART goals. Aim to spend approx. 20 mins on this task.
Understanding your own productivity
Understand how you work and ways to increase your productivity. Aim to spend approx. 20 mins on this task.
This programme is self-paced. It takes approximately 5 hours to complete this Virtual Experience Programme.
Great change is here. Get ready.
New markets, new technology, new demands. The world is changing at a dramatic pace, presenting businesses with complex challenges. At Linklaters, we offer the market-leading expertise they need to succeed. We are business partners as well as legal advisors. Guided by experts from the world of law and beyond, we are our clients' guide to global trends, and their commercial implications.
To apply for this experience and to find out more, please click on the apply button.