Step Into Law Experience Trip
On Tuesday the 19th of November a small group of year eleven students had the opportunity to visit Phillips solicitors in Basingstoke for a ‘step into law’ experience day trip. The idea was that students interested in a career in law could go and learn what skill set you need, what it's like in a solicitor's firm and learn about the various routes into these careers.
Once welcomed into the firm, we participated in a range of activities. First, an exercise to find out what we each knew about careers in law, then a networking session. This involved talking to different employees (each with different roles within the firm) about their jobs and quizzing them on what they do, how they do it and their favourite aspects of their jobs. We then sat and listened to presentations from a commercial property solicitor and two trainees – extremely helpful for us students. This gave a greater insight into the jobs by providing examples of their recent tasks and explaining what their jobs entail. In particular, the trainees gave us lots of helpful tips on university and applying for training programmes.
At the end of the day we departed with the knowledge and insights into what it is like to work in a law firm and what you would need to do to get a position working for a law firm such as Phillips solicitors. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I’m sure some of us will be in careers involving law soon in the future. We would like to thank Phillips solicitors for this experience and giving up so much of their time to help advise us for free.
- Jack, TCS Student