Sixth-form students in the North East are to benefit from work experience at commercial firm Muckle via its Inspiring Careers Programme.
The Newcastle firm aims to work with students over one week focusing not only on the role of a commercial lawyer, but also the range of other roles that are undertaken by people within the business. The students will spend time with HR, finance, business development, IT and client service teams.
Stephen McNicol, managing partner at Muckle, says: “It is increasingly difficult for young people to break into the legal profession without relevant work experience, and evidence suggests that it is even harder for those who do not have connections or family networks that create work experience opportunities.”
McNicol adds: “We want to provide young people from a variety of backgrounds with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in a professional services business.
“We hope that any preconceptions that the students might have about law firms will be quickly forgotten. They will also receive guidance on applying for jobs and university places, which we hope will be invaluable.”
The firm hopes to demonstrate to young people from the North East that they do not need to leave the region to secure a challenging and varied career.