Stewarts offer work experience placements to a large number of students each year. Half of these placements will be offered to students referred to us by City Solicitors Horizons, an organisation that pioneers social mobility for the legal industry to improve access to the legal profession for university students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We offer one-week placements in one or more of our legal practice areas (or occasionally within a business services team). Our aim is to ensure that work experience students have a meaningful and valuable experience. Students are assigned a supervisor and should get the opportunity to observe and take part in a variety of activities and be given the chance to carry out suitable tasks (not just basic administration) to gain a good overall understanding of how a law firm operates.

Students who are successful in gaining a placement with us will be asked to complete an application form and will be required to sign a confidentiality letter. We will do our best to look after you during your stay and ensure you have a great time. Whilst our placements are unpaid, we offer support for travel and sustenance expenses.

We receives a high number of applications for work experience opportunities and we are sorry that we are unable to accommodate everyone who applies to us. We cannot accommodate any student under the age of 16.

We are now accepting applications for our 2020 work experience programme, if you would like to be considered for a work experience placement, please email

Please note that the applications window will close on 15 March 2020 for placements at Easter and will close on 12 April 2020 for placements during the summer period. After this date, we will no longer accept applications for 2020.

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