Parents and teachers are better placed than anyone to see a young person’s potential.
You know they’re capable of brilliant things, and you don’t think social background or financial circumstances should hold them back.
Now, you can make sure of it. Through PRIME, you can connect your young person with legal work experience at any one of more than 60 leading UK law firms.
Whether you get in touch with the firms or even just pass our details on, you’ll do your bit to help them access law – and you’ll change their future in the process.
Getting young people in PRIME is FREE
You don’t pay to be involved, and your young people won’t pay either. We cover the costs of application, work experience, travel, and any necessary accommodation if the student’s work experience is away from home.
We’re opening doors to the biggest firms
This is more than just a visit to an office. This is training, advice, and an introduction to life at some of the UK’s biggest law firms. Our member firms include absolutely every firm in the UK Top 20 – all offering the same chance to students from underprivileged backgrounds.
There’s no experience required
Despite the impressive firms on our list, we don’t need or expect your young people to have any legal experience. If you’ve got someone who needs a chance to shine, and they meet our background requirements, this is for them.
Commonly asked questions
This is a big moment for you and your young person. It might be their first work experience. If they’re going on a residential placement, it might be their first big trip away from home without you. Either way, you might have some questions for us.
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Our work experience opportunities are completely free, and our member firms pay for any travel, food or accommodation necessary if your child will be in another city.
2. My child will be at a firm in another city. Where will they stay and who will look after them at night?
Each firm organises accommodation for its work experience students, and they’ll be housed in secure and safe accommodation – usually either hotels or vacant flats owned by nearby universities or colleges. Either way, your student will be part of a group of students their age, all looked after by at least one onsite supervisor from the law firm.
No – don’t worry. Your child will be staying in secure and monitored accommodation in the evening. During the day, they’ll be working at their chosen law firm, and our city firms tend to operate their own security pass systems so only authorised colleagues enter the building. We’ll make sure you have contact details for the accommodation and for the law firm in advance – and of course, your child may have their own phone if you need to get in touch.
No. Whether your child is travelling to another city to stay for a week, or whether they’re travelling to and from a law firm in your home city, travel costs are paid for by the law firm. Sometimes that’s done by refunding you afterwards, but if you can’t afford to pay for travel upfront, we can do that, and it’s something the firm will talk to you about in advance.
Search for work experience
There are more than 60 law firms involved in PRIME, providing legal work experience up and down the UK and Republic of Ireland. That means whether you want to travel or stay at home, there’s an opportunity for you. Just tell us an area below, and we’ll tell you where the nearest firms are and how to apply.
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