Summer Placement Scheme

Black Lives Matter protest during Covid 19 lockdown, Hyde Park, London.
Black Lives Matter protest during Covid 19 lockdown, Hyde Park, London.
Black Lives Matter protest during Covid 19 lockdown, Hyde Park, London.

Work Experience

Black Lives Matter protest during Covid 19 lockdown, Hyde Park, London.
Summer 2024 Opportunities  
We are now accepting applications for Summer 2024.

Each placement will be for four weeks from 1 July to 26 July 2024

Please note that applications will not be considered unless you have completed the relevant application form and provided a copy of your CV. We regret that due to the volume of applications we expect to receive, we may not be able to contact you if your application has been unsuccessful.

Further information for applicants can be read here.  Please read this information carefully before submitting an application.  The application form can be accessed here  and our equal opportunities monitoring form is saved here.

Candidates will be assessed on merit on the basis of the application form and CV submitted.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 6 May 2024.

About the scheme

We launched our Summer Placement Scheme in 2012 with the aim of offering paid work placements to undergraduate students who cannot afford to undertake unpaid work experience or who are from under-represented groups within our firm and the broader legal profession.

We know from our own experience as recruiters that gaining relevant experience can make a crucial difference to a candidate’s ability to secure a training contract.

Every year we give undergraduate students (of any academic discipline) the opportunity to experience working life at Bhatt Murphy.  Placements are paid at London Living Wage rates and we help with accommodation and travel costs for students living outside of central London.

Following feedback from past participants, we have decided to extend our placements from two weeks to four this year.   We hope that this will ensure that the successful applicants gain meaningful work experience across our areas of practice and an understanding of the realities of working for a legal aid firm.

Please note that we do not offer ad-hoc work experience or internships outside of our summer placement scheme and the Hackney Schools Inspire! programme.  There are no exceptions to this, so we politely ask that you do not send speculative applications to the firm.



Black Lives Matter protest during Covid 19 lockdown, Hyde Park, London.

Feedback from work experience students

“I would just like to thank everyone at the firm for welcoming me and being very helpful in every aspect. My time at Bhatt Murphy for this placement was very insightful and I hope to be able to stay in contact in the future.”
Zeynep Celebi, 2023
“I really enjoyed the range of work that I had access to throughout my time here. Being able to receive tasks from lots of different people means you get a well-rounded experience of all the different work going on”
Mackenzie Felix-Smith, 2023
“Overall, I enjoyed everything given to me, it was a very rewarding learning experience. All the task I completed were new to me, my supervisor always had time to explain me what I did not understand”
Valentina Garcia Delgado, 2022
“Having a mentor to guide you through the placement was really useful and I felt that the placement was extremely organised from day 1 as I was presented with a full calendar of things I would be doing over the next 2 weeks”
Shianne McDermott-Gordon, 2022
“Overall, I believe that my time at the firm allowed me to gain valuable insight on what the day to day work of a paralegal or trainee would entail”
David Metin, 2022

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today