Our PRIME work experience placements allow young people from less privileged backgrounds to gain an insight into the many different career opportunities available within a law firm. Students are given the chance to work alongside our lawyers on live matters and have exposure to our clients.

Students will have the opportunity to also gain an insight into aspects of our business other than law, i.e. our professional support services such as IT, Marketing and HR. Placements are available in both our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

PRIME work experience students are given the opportunity to work alongside our lawyers on live matters and have exposure to our clients.

Applications for PRIME work experience placements in 2024 are now closed. 

PRIME work experience placements will take place in our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July 2024.

Who can apply for a PRIME work experience placement?

In order to apply to a PRIME work experience placement, you must meet the following qualifying criteria: 

  • You must be in S5 or S6 and meet the qualifying criteria as set out by PRIME.
  • You are attending, and have always attended, a state-funded, non-fee-paying school/college.

You must also meet one or more of the following additional criteria:

  • You have been, or are currently, in local authority care*.
  • You are currently in receipt of, or have previously received, free school meals, Pupil Premium, Education Maintenance Allowance and/or 16 to 19 Bursary.
  • You are, or have been, a full-time or part-time carer.
  • You came to the UK as a refugee or asylum seeker.
  • The occupation of your main household earner is categorised as a routine or manual occupation. A summary of this can be found here.
  • You are attending a state school or college with: a) below average Higher point score and/or b) low rate of progression to higher education (PRIME Work Experience School Eligibility Criteria).
  • You grew up in a household where no parent or guardian attended University.

*Young people who meet the 'in local authority care' criterion do not need to meet any other criterion.

PRIME work experience placements are paid (£175), and we will also provide you with lunch and cover your travel costs each day of your placement.


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