The Careers Service takes a personalised approach to professional development which will help you put your legal skills into practice for career success. Whether you are looking for a training contract, pupillage, or another career in the legal profession, we will support you to achieve your goals.
Our dedicated Law Careers Advisor will ease your transition from student to confident legal professional. While studying at Roehampton Law School, you will meet one-to-one with our careers adviser to identify and develop your strengths and you will create a realistic career plan that evolves with your interests.
The Law sector is tough and competitive, but we will help you gain the qualities needed to stand out from the crowd. You will be introduced to our established networks such as with legal graduate recruiters. You will receive practical advice and participate in tailored workshops to ensure you target the right firms and chambers for your legal career and submit outstanding job applications.
Our bespoke legal career services include:
- Guidance for the career pathways to all legal professions.
- How to write effective CVs, cover-letters and applications.
- Access to our network of career and work experience opportunities.
- Learn from leading London law firms in employer-led workshops.
- Practise your skills in bespoke mock interviews.
- Assessment centre preparation using real-life scenarios and group exercises.
- Commercial awareness training.
- Networking and research skills to get your foot in the door with future employers.
Gain work experience with the Wandsworth Citizen’s Advice
Starting in your first year in the Roehampton Law School, you will have the opportunity to train with the Wandsworth Citizens Advice to become an Assessor. This programme is especially designed to help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive market. You will improve your employability skills, such as effective listening and communication, interview techniques, information recording and research.
How it works:
You will attend either the Roehampton or Battersea bureaus with other students on a rota basis that fits within your degree timetable. The programme starts by observing other volunteers, so you can progress and learn at your own pace to gain the confidence to see clients on your own. You will receive one to one support throughout your training from Susanna Hoar of the Law School and Citizen’s Advice Bureau colleagues.
The skills you will gain:
You will learn the communication skills needed to conduct a short, diagnostic and structured interview to identify clients’ issues over the telephone and in person. You will therefore gain the skillsets required by lawyers, as the vast majority of client’s issues are resolved with this approach. You will also learn how to address client issues in key areas of law, such as in housing, employment, debt and welfare benefits.
How to apply:
You will need to complete an interview process at the beginning of the academic year, with in-house training on campus led by Citizen’s Advice.