Work Experience



We are delighted to offer aspiring professionals an exclusive opportunity to explore various practice areas within our esteemed Law Firm. Whether you are an A Level student with a budding interest in law, or a degree-level candidate seeking valuable industry experience, our programme is designed to provide you with a rich and immersive learning experience by developing your skills and expanding your knowledge in a supportive and dynamic environment.


Sills & Betteridge LLP is a well-established and respected legal practice renowned for its commitment to excellence and client-centred approach. With a wide range of expertise across multiple practice areas, we take pride in providing high-quality legal services to our clients. Our practice areas include the following:

  • Family Law
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Crime & Motoring Offences
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Litigation


Our Work Experience programme is thoughtfully structured to offer participants a comprehensive understanding of the legal profession. We provide tailored placements for both A Level students and those at degree level, ensuring that you gain valuable insights and practice skills relevant to your stage of education and career aspirations.


  • Department Rotations: Experience the different areas of law by rotating through various department within our Firm.
  • Shadowing Fee Earners: Participants will have the opportunity to shadow experienced lawyers in various practice areas, potentially observing real-life legal proceedings, client meetings, and case preparations.
  • Hands-on Assignments: Engage in meaningful tasks that reflect real-life legal matters, such as legal research and drafting documents. These tasks will be explained in depth with your assigned supervisor to create an insightful and meaningful learning experience.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interact with our team members across all departments whilst attending your placement with Sills, fostering connections that can be valuable for future career prospects.
  • Career Guidelines: Receive personalised guidance and advice from supervisors and various fee earners who will share their insights and help you navigate your career path in the legal field.


Our Work Experience programme is open to both undergraduates (A Level or equivalent) or students pursuing graduate degrees in law or related fields. We welcome applications from individuals with a genuine passion for law, strong academic records and excellent communication skills.


We are proud to offer placements in not only our Head Office in Lincoln but also at our branch offices, providing a diverse and comprehensive exposure to our legal services. With a total of 25 placements available each year, we aim to accommodate a wide range of talented individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career in law.

To facilitate a seamless application process, we have two placement application windows each year:

  • 1st Application Window: 01 October – 30 November, allowing successful applicants to join us from January to June.
  • 2nd Application Window: 01 April – 31 May, enabling placements from July to December.

This structure ensures flexibility for prospective candidates to align their availability with our programme timelines.

Please note that we offer 3-day placements for each candidate. These days must be consecutive.


To apply, please complete the online application form on our website. Along with your application, please submit a current CV, a compelling cover letter expressing your interest in our Firm and specifying your desired practice areas and any relevant academic transcripts or references. Please also state which of our offices you wish to attend for your placement.

At Sills & Betteridge LLP, we strive to ensure a fair and transparent application shortlisting process. Our dedicated team meticulously review each candidate’s qualifications, skills, and alignment with our values. We assess each applicant’s potential to contribute positively to our work environment and their genuine interest in the legal field. By employing a thorough and unbiased evaluation process, we aim to provide equal opportunities to all qualified candidates.

To learn more about our Work Experience programme and apply, please contact us at


PLEASE NOTE: If you do not hear from us within 3 months of submitting your application then unfortunately you have not been successful in obtaining a placement at this time. Due to large volumes of requests, we are unable to acknowledge each and every work experience application. We would like to take this opportunity however to thank you for your interest in the Firm.

Register interest

We are always interested in talking to talented individuals who are interested in a career with the Firm. If you would like to register your interest, please get in touch by completing the contact form.

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