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Looking for Work Experience? Here’s some advice.

Isabelle is 16 years old and she spent this week with us on Work Experience. She is currently studying English Lit, History, Law and Music in her first year of A-Levels. We asked Isabelle what advice she would give to others looking to gain Work Experience.

“The advice I would offer to future students looking to gain work experience is to definitely apply to Matrix. The work experience has been vital in helping me to decide that a career in law is what I want to do when I’m older. I think it is important to undertake some work experience in a chambers to understand how it works, and know whether or not you would want to study law in the future.

I think it is important to have an understanding of careers in law because, if you want to be a barrister/solicitor, you have to study for many years in further education and you should be certain that you want this career, as it is very competitive and requires a lot of dedication.

People doing their A-Levels who are interested in a career in law should look for work experience as soon as possible, as for the most prestigious law firms there is a long waiting list. I think it is crucial to have some work experience before deciding to read law at university or taking the GDL/CPE if doing a non-qualifying law degree.

Matrix Chambers is an interesting place to do work experience as there is always so much going on that life is never boring in the office!”

4 Responses to “Looking for Work Experience? Here’s some advice.”

November 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm, Inger Bangura said:

Hello Lindsey.
When are you accepting applications for placements in 2015?


November 13, 2014 at 11:33 am, Lindsay @ Matrix Chambers said:

Hi Inger. I’m afraid we are fully booked for 2015. Sorry about that.


February 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm, Stephanie Deans said:

Hello Lindsey,
I am very interested in the work experience programme you offer. Will you be accepting applications for 2016 placements, and if so is the application date still open?
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions.
Kind regards, Stephanie Deans.


March 01, 2016 at 7:51 am, Lindsay @ Matrix Chambers said:

Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, we are fully booked during the whole of 2016. We will be accepting applications for 2017 from September onwards.
Kind Regards,


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