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.

If you are interested in attending either of our work experience programmes, first discuss with your School and then apply to us direct through our online application form before the closing dates for each programme. We will inform everyone who applies if they have been successful or not within 1 week of each closing date, however, this is not always possible due to the high number of applications received. In this instance it may not be possible to inform all unsuccessful candidates.

Who the scheme is suitable for:

The scheme is suitable for anyone in school years 10 and 11.

Work Experience Dates for 2023 will be made available in January 2023.

Overview of what the programme might consist of:

  • Day 1: Induction Training
  • Day 2: Work in a legal department
  • Day 3: Work in a legal department
  • Day 4:
    • Work in a legal department
    • Feedback from your Supervisor
  • Day 5:
    • Interview Skills Training
    • Mock Interview Practice with the HR Team


We can offer work experience in the following locations:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Colchester
  • Ipswich
  • Chelmsford

Please indicate on your application form if you have a preferred location.


We hope to offer opportunities to as many students as possible.  If the programme is oversubscribed, we will select participants at random.


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 officer for more information at