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Open access virtual legal work experience

We’ve created our virtual work experience programme to deliver the insight you need when deciding if a career in law is right for you.


See behind the scenes of Pinsent Masons

We’ve created our virtual work experience programme to deliver the insight you need when deciding if a career in law is right for you.


Our virtual programmes give you the opportunity to see behind the scenes of Pinsent Masons. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Vacation Placement programme, but this allows you to ‘try before you buy’.

Our virtual experience will help you decide if a career in law is right for you before you even start your application.

In the programme, you’ll assist a hypothetical Pinsent Masons client. You’ll gain practical skills to add to your CV whilst getting a flavour of what working at Pinsent Masons is like.

Ready to take the law into your own hands? Enrol today!

If you are interested in applying for the UK Legal School Work Experience programme, which will be delivered online in 2022, click here.


  • Who can apply for this programme?

    There is no application process for our virtual work experience programme and anybody interested in pursuing a career in commercial law can register for free. Due to the nature (difficulty) of the tasks, we feel it’s most suitable for undergraduate law students and non-law students who would like to qualify as solicitors.

  • Can I add this work experience to my CV?

    Yes! All virtual work participants should include their experience in the ‘Extra-curricular activities’ section on their CV. All students who had a genuine attempt at completing all the tasks will also receive an online certificate to confirm they’ve completed the placement.

  • How long will the virtual work experience take to complete?

    In the tasks description, you will find a recommended time needed to complete them. You don’t have to finish all modules in one day as it might be challenging! We recommend you plan the completion of the course over a few days. We find that non-law students might need to factor in some additional time in case they need to conduct any extra research to get familiarised with the tasks.

  • How does this compare to real work experience?

    This programme was designed by our lawyers to best reflect the work our trainees do at Pinsent Masons. But don’t take our word for it! One of our Vacation Placement students commented that: “Having completed work experience at Pinsent Masons before undertaking the virtual programme, I can confirm that the tasks genuinely represent some of the work done by the Trainees and Solicitors at the firm on a day-to-day basis, giving students a realistic idea of the role of Solicitors.”


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