Pinsent Masons is a full-service commercial law firm. We respond to the pressures and opportunities facing global businesses with innovative solutions. We advise clients with global operations and recognise that giving a first class legal service goes beyond purely legal guidance. A solid understanding of local cultural and commercial issues and an innovative approach underpins all of our advice. We understand the key political, economic, commercial and regulatory issues, helping to minimise risk and maximise opportunities. We have particular expertise in five key global sectors; Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure & Real Estate.

School leaver opportunities

Pinsent Masons offers a School Work Experience programme which is specifically designed for students aged 16 years and above currently studying their AS, A-Levels, Highers (or equivalent) or for those on a gap year prior to University. We give ambitious candidates the chance to experience life at a top law firm during a 1 week placement. By undertaking our work experience programme, you will demonstrate your proactive approach and give your CV a real boost! You’ll gain a valuable insight into the commercial world and find out if law is the right career for you.

Find out more information here.


Our Paralegal and Business Operations apprenticeship programmes offer an attractive route into a commercial, professional services environment for driven and ambitious candidates. Our ‘earn as you learn’ qualification pathway offers the opportunity to combine academic study with work-based learning; simultaneous exposure to university and commercial environments; and potential future qualification and career opportunities on successful completion of a level 3 apprenticeship.

Find out more information here.

Salary & benefits

Apprenticeship Programme

London - £18,564

Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester - £15,925

School Work Experience

Unpaid placement


The minimum academic requirements that all our apprentices and work experience applicants are expected to meet or exceed are:

•A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English or equivalent

•3 A-levels or equivalent at grade B (predicated or obtained)

If you do not meet any of the above criteria but there are mitigating circumstances which explain why you have failed to meet the minimum academic requirements, please include this in your application form. 


To apply please visit our website.

Pinsent Masons Remote
14 Dec, 2020
Work Experience Schemes
If you’re interested in a legal career, our virtual legal school work experience programme offers the perfect way to find out if it’s the right career choice for you. Join us on a 4-day virtual work placement and you’ll get a full overview of what it’s like to work in a leading commercial law firm. You’ll get valuable experience and discover for yourself what law in practice is really like. What’s more, the experience will give your CV a real boost. If successful in securing a place, you will need access to a computer or laptop and an Internet connection to take part.  A headset would be beneficial but not essential. You will not be required to come into an office. Whatever your background, legal knowledge or experience it’s a great way to get an insight into the commercial world and develop your skill-set. So, what are you waiting for? After you have applied why not also take a look at our open access  virtual work...