Work Placement Scheme

At Mayo Wynne Baxter, we understand the importance to those aspiring to a career in law in gaining hands on experience within a law firm.  We are therefore pleased to be able to offer work placements to those who may be studying and considering a career in law, or actively pursuing a legal career.

At Mayo Wynne Baxter we believe that we are stronger together and that our differences make us strong. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have, the more we are able to learn, grow and thrive.  We are committed to promoting a culture that supports and values diversity and inclusion. Our aim is for our firm to be truly representative of all sections of society and for everybody to feel respected and able to give their best.  

Click here to read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

Who the scheme is suitable for:

Our placements are aimed at those aged 18 and above.  However, in line with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, we actively seek to promote access to the legal profession for those typically underrepresented within the legal industry. 

We therefore prioritise two work placements each year for individuals who share characteristics with those underrepresented groups.


When are the placements?

We offer the following placements each year:

  • 2 x one week work placements during the Easter period based at one of our offices
  • 6 x one week work placements during the Summer period based at one of our offices

Our week-long programme is designed to give you an opportunity to experience and understand the practical skills required for a career in law.  You will gain experience through spending time with our legal advisers in various departments, undertaking drafting and research tasks whilst receiving feedback, with the opportunity to ask questions of the teams to gain a better understanding of a career in law.


How to apply

The 2023 Easter and Summer work placement schemes are now closed for applications.

Please keep an eye on our website for more information about the 2024 schemes and application details.