Mia Baron

HR Administrator

DATE PUBLISHED: 02 Aug 2023 LAST UPDATED: 24 Jan 2024

A Vacation Scheme at Ellis Jones

EJ Support the Lawyers of Tomorrow.

On Monday 3rd July we gave a warm welcome to our four new Legal Placements students, Alex Chance, Calum MacAskill, Jacob Hanney and Tom Eyles, who will join us for the next year, each assigned to a different legal department.

They are all two years into their Law Degree at Bournemouth University with huge ambitions to qualify as Lawyers and we are proud to support them throughout this stage of their early legal careers.

We were also delighted to host six individuals for a vacation scheme over a two-week period starting 10th July. Each student rotated between two different legal departments in the firm across, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance Litigation, Family, Wills, Trusts & Probate, Business Services and Criminal & Regulatory.

The vacation scheme students spent two weeks shadowing solicitors and lawyers in the firm, attending client meetings and court hearings and discussions, and being tasked with various research assignments.

Alongside work within their legal departments all students were given the opportunity to attend multiple workshops, these included:

  • SQE Lunch and Learn
  • Q&A Session held with Solicitor, Partner & District Judge, Ian Butterworth
  • CV building workshop
  • Criminal Law workshop
  • Marketing workshop
  • HR Forum

The 2023 Vacation Scheme was a huge success for all involved and we went on to receive some fantastic feedback, see some of their comments below.

“A huge benefit of the Scheme has been the chance to network with solicitors, partners, students in a similar position to me etc to not only shape future connections but also build confidence when speaking to new people in more serious work environments.”

“The vacation scheme was much better then what I could have imagined, I felt that I was treated like one of the workers and I was given the same respect. Furthermore, there is a want by the workers to show their passion and show their life in the job and a want to get you involved.”

For more information on the 2024 Legal Placement Year and Summer Vacation Scheme or for other recruitment questions, please contact recuitment@ellisjones.co.uk

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