Views from the Placement Office

My experience searching for a placement: My experience was challenging, the ability to balance academic studies and employment proved to be a hard task. The goal was to achieve a 1st class grade overall and secure a placement.  Did I make it happen? Yes! How? By sacrificing my time and being around people who worked…

Philippa West #MyPlacementSoFAR

Applying for placements was a very stressful time. I started searching in about November and was rejected from dozens of different companies until I was invited to an assessment centre with Siemens. I went to the Uni Placement team for help and guidance for this, which made me feel so prepared for the day. By…

Enhancing your CV at DMU

Enhancing your CV  Are you looking for a placement but lack in work experience? Don’t worry here at DMU you can find something that will give you those transferable skills that employers are looking for. DSU Societies: Not only do societies offer a unique platform to make friends, learn new things and have fun, being…

How to get Legal experience: From a Paralegal’s Perspective

Jess McDonnell – Paralegal in Wills and Probate at Blythe Liggins in Warwickshire Studied: LLB Law at University of Gloucestershire and LPC at University of Law Approaching a legal firm If you are approaching a law firm around gaining work experience, it’s ideal to have a CV that portrays a genuine interest in the law,…

Placement Appointments

The Placement Team is great place to start when considering your placement options as this could have a huge impact on your career. The appointments can help you to consider which industry, sector or placement role you want to pursue as well as providing you with guidance on how you will secure a placement role.…

Gaining legal experience when studying for a law degree

You’re studying Law, and in order to get that long-lustred training contract, you’ll need some experience. How’s about a placement year to help you get that all important ‘experience’ that everyone keeps going on about? OK, sounds great, but where can I get this experience? Many of the companies below offer various programmes; – legal,…