Work Experience (PRIME)
Your chance to see how the world of law works and take that vital first step towards a career with our future facing firm.
CMS is a founding member of PRIME, an organisation formed by various UK law firms committed to improving access to the legal profession.
Our work experience is designed for school and college students who might think a career in law is out of reach. This programme is here to prove it is not.
We will show you what’s possible, letting you experience how our legal practice works and the role you could play with us in the future.
During the programme, you will develop skills that all employers look out for, not just those in the legal profession. This happens through:
Please note that all work experience programmes will be run virtually this year due to COVID restrictions.
Applications for 2021 are now closed
Register your email address with us and we will send you application reminders and information about CMS opportunities relevant to you.
Your four days will be packed with opportunities to learn, discover, and meet new people. It is your chance to lay the foundations for a future career in law.
Get to know what makes CMS tick and how our lawyers help all kinds of clients.
You will be assigned a trainee lawyer who will show you what life is really like at CMS.
This is your opportunity to meet and learn from lawyers during their working day.
Successfully complete the programme and you will be assigned a mentor to stay in touch with. You can also apply for our Scholarship or Apprenticeship programmes.
Travel expenses are paid and lunch is provided (in non-COVID years).
All candidates for work experience need to meet the following criteria:
England & Wales:
Year 12 or Year 13
S5 to S6
More information also available here.
Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please follow us on social media or check this website for news about dates for our 2022 intake.