Work Experience Placements

At Ellisons we are committed to supporting future generations of legal professionals.

Our work experience programmes are aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 to give you an idea of what it is like to work at a leading East Anglian Law Firm.

Overview of the programme

Our week-long programme is designed to give you an opportunity to gain practical skills through the tasks that will be set for you throughout the week while being supervised by one of our experienced colleagues.  You will also be given a chance to attend Interview Skills training and attend a mock interview where you will receive feedback to further develop your skills in this area.


We can offer work experience in the following locations:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Colchester
  • Ipswich
  • Chelmsford

Part of the programme will require attendance at our head office in Colchester (on day 1 and day 5).

Please indicate on your application form if you have a preferred location, or if there are any locations that you would not be able to travel to.

Overview of what the programme might consist of:

We will be running the programme during February half term.  If you are interested in attending our work experience programme, please discuss with your School and then apply to us direct through our online application form before the closing date. We endeavour to inform everyone who applies if they have been successful or not within 1 week of the closing date, however, this is not always possible due to the high number of applications received. In this instance if you have not heard back within 1 week of the closing date, this may mean that regrettably, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Applications for our 2024 work experience programme are now closed.

Applications for our 2025 work experience programme will open in October.


Information for Schools

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information on our programme or to obtain information on our risk assessments and safeguarding arrangements.  We are happy to complete the required paperwork to enable Ellisons to become a work experience provider for your setting.

Please contact our safeguarding team for more information –