Summer placements

Our award winning summer placement scheme allows you to get a taste of Mills & Reeve and the legal profession before applying for a training contract. You will enjoy two weeks' work experience at one of our offices in Birmingham, Cambridge or Norwich. A competitive allowance will be provided to help with the cost of accommodation, travel and other expenses.

During the placement, you will experience real work with a variety of solicitors in different areas. This may mean undertaking legal research, preparing or checking a draft document, attending court and client meetings or serving proceedings.

You will be paired with one of our trainees who will answer your questions and help you make the most of your experience. Presentations, lectures and a selection of social events will hopefully allow you to appreciate our culture.

We welcome anyone to the scheme who fits our criteria and is interested in starting a training contract in two years’ time, i.e. penultimate and final year law students, final year non-law students, graduates and those considering a change of career.

You should apply online between November 2018 and 31 January 2019. Assessments for placements will be held around the Easter period. 

Dates for the 2019 summer placement programme are:

17 June - 28 June 2019, Cambridge
17 June - 28 June 2019, Birmingham
24 June - 5 July 2019, Manchester
24 June - 5 July 2019, Norwich


Below is a list of some of the awards that we have received for in recent years.


    The Lex 100 - Featured Firm: Job satisfaction   The Lex 100 - Featured Firm: Living up to expectations    The Lex 100 - Featured Firm: Vacation Schemes


Closing dates for applications

  • Summer placements - 31 January 2019
  • 2021 training contracts - 31 July 2019


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