Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Here are a range of links and resources to help you to find out more about the variety of opportunities within the legal sector.

Solicitors

Prospects Profile: Solicitor (Scotland)

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Law Society for Scotland

Website includes database of all member law firms in Scotland which you can search by location and area of law. Also check out the New Lawyers resources and career-related articles in the News section.

LawScotJobs

Jobs section of the Law Society of Scotland website set up to create a central resource of available legal traineeships and summer placements in Scotland.

Prospects Profile: Solicitor

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

TARGETjobs Law: Solicitors

Information on training contracts, work experience and practice areas. There are also useful Employer Insights (also available as a free app).

Law Society for England and Wales

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and others, to offering training and advice, we're here to help, protect and promote solicitors across England and Wales. Website includes searchable database of member firms with an advanced search for those approved to offer training contracts.

Careers in Law videos with Shoosmiths

Trainees and Partners at Shoosmiths offer advice on a range of issues related to careers in Legal Services, including skills for legal work, preparing for networking events, assessment centres and interviews.

Filling the Gap - advice for Law Graduates

If you've had your traineeship deferred or have completed your DPLP but not found a traineeship yet, this document contains advice from law firm recruiters on how to maximise your chances and make the most of your time in-between.

Trainee Solicitor Surgery

Details of traineeships and vacation schemes as well as advice on applications.

Search for Training Contracts and Work Placements (lawcareers.net)

Search for traineeships or work placements by practice area, region, size of firm and year of start. Primarily for England and Wales.

Becoming a Solicitor: disabled students' guide

Information on adjustments that universities and employers are required to offer disabled students and employees. There is also advice on disclosing a disability, finding work experience and sources of funding. The guide is linked from the Law Society website.

Legal Work Experience (AllAboutGroup)

Representatives of law firms explain the value of all types of work experience, emphasising that part-time/ casual jobs and volunteering can stand out on your job applications as much as work placements.

Commercial Awareness (AllAboutGroup)

Representatives of law firms explain what commercial awareness is and how you can demonstrate on your applications that you have developed this skill.

City Career Series

Articles with advice on career options in the City (including Commercial Law, Actuarial Work and Management Consultancy) and how to find work experience and graduate opportunities.

Researching law firms and areas of practice

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for researching law firms.

Job application and interview advice (Law)

Click on the link below to see our list of recommended resources for making successful legal job applications.

Legal Training and Education

Click on the link below to see our list of recommended resources for Legal Training and Education.

The Legists

The Legists is an A.I. algorithmic data mining platform providing law jobs, law graduate jobs, entry level law jobs, paralegal jobs, training contracts and solicitor jobs.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Adaku Ufere (Energy Lawyer and Business Consultant)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article you can read about the career path of LLM graduate, Adaku Ufere.

Legable

Legable seeks to make the legal profession accessible for everyone no matter your background. Their website has details of work experience opportunities, funding and mentoring schemes. There is also an events listing and blog articles.

Aspiring Solicitors

Aspiring Solicitors aims to increase diversity in the legal profession. They offer students and graduates a range of services, including mentoring, coaching, events, work experience and competitions.

Class of 2008 case study: Ijeoma Okoye (Masters in International Commercial Law)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this International Commercial Law graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.