Each June we run a week-long placement scheme for university students in our Salisbury office. The programme gives a flavour of life across the firm by rotating around our different departments.
University student scheme
Each year in June we run a work placement scheme at our offices in Salisbury for 2nd year law students or 3rd year non-law students onwards.
There are five places available on our placement and we make a contribution towards travel costs/accommodation.
Teams include wills & trusts disputes, private client, property, personal disputes and commercial.
It was Wilsons reputation as a leading private client firm which initially attracted me. I am really lucky to be part of two fantastic teams: the trust and tax team and the London office team more generally. The people you work with is so crucial and so to be surrounded by really impressive, knowledgeable people, who are keen to help you to learn and who are great to be around must be pretty unusual.
Henrietta Watson, Solicitor
It is a friendly and welcoming firm where I feel my contribution is valued. The senior management are very keen to listen to all the staff and actively look for ways to improve the firm. I feel there are excellent opportunities for career progression. It is an ideal firm to choose if you are seeking a healthy work – life balance and want to feel part of a team.
Sarah Secker, Senior Associate
It is something of a cliché but it's absolutely true – there are very few firms which offer such a great work-life balance. I spend my days doing complex work for interesting clients, but I get to leave the office at a sensible time to see my family. I also genuinely like every single person I work with, and I think there are few workplaces where you could say that.
Tim Fullerlove, Partner
I love the social side of Wilsons. I am on the social committee and it really is a wonderful group of people working hard to deliver all kinds of events and parties, not just for staff but for their families too. I feel like the firm creates a very strong work/life balance and understands the importance of family. In addition to firm-wide events, my department is also very good at organising team get-togethers. This really helps to build strong relationships and means we are a really strong team.
Alice Robson, Paralegal
I came to Wilsons for work experience initially whilst I was at university, and the firm was really welcoming and friendly. Everyone was very approachable and seemed genuinely interested in helping me make the most of my work experience opportunity which encouraged me to apply for a training contract. Once I had completed my training, I was keen to stay with Wilsons because I’d really enjoyed the work I’d been doing and the team I’d been working with.