You will be recruiting for the 2022 Internships in Scotland, our SQE 2022 programme in our London and regional offices, and our 2023 Training Contracts. «As a GLSS lawyer, you have the opportunity to deal with very interesting legal topics on a daily basis. Many of the fundamental aspects of GLSS`s work – such as developing, drafting and implementing new legislation – are unique to government, and you will not have the opportunity to undertake this type of work in another internship. «An internship with us is hard, challenging, inspiring and fun. We firmly believe that there is no better place to learn and grow. Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading British law firm. From offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the City of London, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice in all sectors of the economy, as well as the full range of wealth management and retail client services. Considered by many as the first address for specialized real estate advice; energy and natural resources; and the financial and banking sector, Shepherd and Wedderburn also has an impressive track record of advising clients in other industries and sectors. Its clients include FTSE and AIM, large SMEs and public sector organisations. With 81 partners and more than 500 employees, Shepherd and Wedderburn has the expertise, experience and resources to meet our customers` needs.

Dickson Minto is a business and business law firm with offices in Edinburgh and London. We offer two different types of articling positions – one in corporate law and one in commercial real estate. Different employers may also search for different things on your resume, such as specific internships, volunteer experience, non-legal work experience, grades, living abroad, or topics. Think about who your skills could be valuable to. If there`s an employer you really want to work for, but you feel you don`t have everything you need, think about how you can improve your position. For more information on which employer might be right for you, apply for free as a Student Associate and activate our online internship center. As an internship, you will spend six challenging months in four practice areas. Dickson Minto is recruiting for student internships in summer 2022 and for internships starting in September 2024. We offer two different types of articling and articling – one in corporate law and one in commercial real estate. Each year, the internship program includes a four-place rotation, ongoing training/mentoring, and the opportunity to participate in real client work from the start. Some of our current partners were former articling students with the firm.

«During my internship, I gained a lot of experience. In the Scottish Government, I have been a consultant on trade and economics as well as constitutional and civil law. I also had the opportunity to work for the Scottish Government in litigation and to be a Member of the Scottish Parliament for six months. At each stage, I received a job that was both challenging and diverse. If you wish to complete a flexible internship, you must submit an application for approval to the company`s approval subcommittee. The Committee usually wants a training plan outlining how the internship will be carried out, in particular the supervision arrangements, the DPOH and PQPR agreements, and the details of who will be responsible for supervising the training (i.e. the contract will be with one company/organization or with two or more). Trainee lawyers are announced one year in advance each year around January. Other legal positions are advertised at any time of the year. You will learn and develop legal and transferable skills such as the ability to understand and analyse complex documents and present compelling arguments orally and in writing. This will set you on the path to future professional success. Although internships in large companies often seem more visible, there are many other opportunities in small companies and internally.

We collect evidence of this every year in our trainee statistics. See below for the breakdown of last year`s internships by law firm type: Our internships span two years and are divided into three eight-month places in Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate and Commerce, Banking and Private and Family, offering you valuable time and experience to develop your skills as a lawyer. We offer three different internships including a general internship where interns rotate 4 places in a variety of departments, with 6 months in each location you can gain knowledge and experience in multiple departments at Gilson Gray, strengthening your professional development. There is no foolproof way to get an internship. Companies and organizations often make themselves known to universities and advise degree units and career services on vacancies. Some companies recruit apprentices during undergraduates, others don`t complete their hiring plans until later – which can be during graduation or beyond. Others do not advertise at all and may accept spontaneous applications. If you know the closing dates early on, you can quickly imagine this one – and try to submit applications some time before the deadline – it will show potential recruiters that you`re excited about the internship and organized enough to submit it before the deadline! A list of traineeship opportunities is available at: You may also have the opportunity to work in the Scottish Parliament`s Legal Services team. This office provides articling students with experience in providing legal advice in parliamentary matters. DWF will recruit for the 2022 holiday programme and the 2024 apprenticeship contract.

For their offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, they recommend applying for the 2022 holiday programme, as it is likely that apprenticeship contract opportunities will be filled in this way. We have become one of Scotland`s best-known law firms. And we did it by being different. We have a clear vision and purpose for the company. We are looking for future lawyers who defy the conventional and join our firm for our 2022/23 legal internship. Applications for our 2022 programs are now closed. The Law Society of Scotland is here to support you in your career planning throughout your professional life. We are aware that one of the most difficult steps can be getting an internship to qualify as a lawyer. Information for prospective trainee lawyers on an internship with the Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS). If you are struggling to find an apprenticeship, you can contact our career team. They can talk to you about your options and help you understand how to improve your applications or approach, including feedback on your resume, interview technique, and how to approach employers. Email us at

Our internships are one of the most diverse and rewarding offerings and offer interns the opportunity to get involved at the forefront of public law. We are dealing with big questions whose answers will determine the future of Scotland and Britain and have a tangible impact on people`s lives. We are looking for talented trainee lawyers that we would like to welcome into our home in 2022. As part of your articling session, you`ll work with some of the best lawyers in the country. You will gain unique insight into the legal and business issues facing our clients and be part of the team that provides the pragmatic solutions required. The other two internships available are Corporate and Commercial Internshipee; This is a two-seat rotation with 12 months in our Corporate team and 12 months in our Commercial Real Estate team. The third internship we offer is a hospital internship that will occupy a single seat in our support department. The internships offered allow someone to specialize in a field that interests them and spend a long period of time in busy departments, truly approaching the rapidly changing environments of corporate, commercial and residential real estate transfer. We want our nominations to reflect the people of Scotland and welcome applications from under-represented groups. In the past, we have held «trial days» specifically aimed at raising awareness of our internships among law students with disabilities or disadvantaged ethnic or socio-economic minorities, and we plan to organize similar events in the future.

We typically hire between six and eight interns per year, many of whom are assigned permanent positions at the end of the internship. The Law Society is unable to find articling for individuals, and we cannot say which employers have hired articling students in the past. You should also know that you will not be able to get an internship if you have completed the LLB and the diploma. The job market for internships works like any other profession in the private sector. You need to look for opportunities yourself proactively. The articling as a whole has strengthened my commitment to working for the public and broadened my interests in terms of developing my career as a lawyer. The application process for our internships for 2022 and 2023 is complete.