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Discover – What can I do with my degree?

Many of our law students go on to work in the legal sector as solicitors, barristers, paralegals, chartered legal executives and beyond. However, as a law graduate our students have also gone on to a range of careers such as, an accounts associate; teacher; HR adviser; police officer; prison officer; management roles; even a rugby league referee!  As there are lots of options, it can be difficult deciding, so this guide and the careers team can help. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?

Develop – Developing skills and experience

If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try-out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.

Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study

When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.

Complete this short online learning pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal or placements on InPlace.

Online learning pathway – Job Search Strategies Find opportunities on our vacancy portal Search and apply for FAS placements on InPlace

Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.

CV and application advice Online learning pathway – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet

Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.

Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments

Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.

Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview

How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.

Our top tips and advice Complete our online learning pathway – Postgraduate study

Live opportunities

Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Law, Criminology and Policing students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.

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  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – West Midlands.More than you expected Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around […]
  • Closing Date: 22-Mar-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – East.,England – Greater London.,England – North East.,England – North West.,England – South East.,England – South West.,England – West Midlands.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.On the Frontline programme you’ll get three years of paid training and support to become a social worker. You’ll learn life-changing […]
  • Closing Date: 16-Mar-2024Location: England – North West.We are looking for a student volunteer to run our social media platforms.To create and develop engaging social media content for our various platforms, considering the diverse needs of local families.This role would be once a fortnight for 2 hours in our office in Southport, to […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 01-Apr-2024Location: England – North West.How you can make a differenceSense Holidays gives children, young people, adults with complex disabilities and their families the opportunity to have fun, meet new people and try new activities. Sense Holidays take place across the UK at a range of venues and vary. Each […]
  • Closing Date: 25-Feb-2024Location: Virtual or Homebased.Are you studying at Edge Hill University and passionate about climate justice? Keen to gain campaign skills and develop an understanding of how change happens? Then apply now for People & Planet’s free 10 week campaign training and volunteer programme! The programme will take place between 4th […]
  • Closing Date: 25-Mar-2024Location: England – North West.Location of placement: Edge Hill University and outreach locationsWorking Hours: 40 hours (length of placement) This is an unpaid placement opportunity commencing May – August 2024 (to be confirmed). Payment available if complete larger University recruitment events (e.g. Open Days or Offer Holder Days) and travel costs reimbursed […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 27-Jun-2025Location: England – North West.The West Lancashire Light Railway is a heritage steam railway at Hesketh Bank. We operate a steam service for the public every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter to the end of October. Roles at the Railway include restoring, operating and maintaining heritage locomotives, rolling […]
  • Closing Date: 27-Feb-2024Location: England – North West.HR Shared Service Assistant (Recruitment)People Services Contact CentreRose Hill HQGrade C (£24,921 – £27,351)Full Time – 36.5 HoursFixed Term Contract – 12 Months Merseyside Police is a dynamic, challenging, rewarding place to work we take pride in everything we do.  The best-performing urban Force as graded by […]
  • Closing Date: 27-Feb-2024Location: England – North West.HR Clerical OfficerPeople Services Contact CentreRose Hill HQGrade AA – £22,671Full Time – 36.5 HoursFixed Term Contract – 12 Months Merseyside Police is a dynamic, challenging, rewarding place to work we take pride in everything we do.  The best-performing urban Force as graded by HMICFRS to […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 13-May-2024Location: England – North West.We offer student Placements throughout the year at Barnardo's 'Include Me 2' project.We are funded to cover 7 different  areas in Lancashire: Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Leyland, West Lancs, Burnley & Pendle.We provide Play & Leisure activities in base and out in the community.We support […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – North West.About Latham & Watkins Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides […]
  • Closing Date: 25-Feb-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – East.,England – Greater London.,England – North West.,England – South East.,England – South West.,England – West Midlands.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.The NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme has been designed for ambitious graduates who want to develop a career within procurement and the NHS. The […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: England – Greater London.,England – South East.,Rest of the world.,Scotland.We are Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. With more than 12,500 people in 80+ countries around the world, we have unique breadth, depth and diversity. Alongside our award winning global work, we are committed to a culture of […]
  • Closing Date: 01-Mar-2024Location: England – Greater London. You will join as part of the Investment20/20 programme. Job description BIGTXN delivers the world’s best securities data to financial services institutions, so that staying compliant becomes seamless, not an awkward chore. Securities data is the key to responsible, ethical, and compliant investing. We ensure […]
  • Closing Date: 25-Feb-2024Location: England – North West.An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a small friendly team providing professional support to the Council's decision-making processes and Local Councillors, in a varied and interesting role. We are seeking a highly motivated and professional person with strong inter-personal skills to support the Council's decision-making […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Aug-2024Location: Virtual or Homebased.The Access Project supports students from under-resourced backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Autumn 2024- Summer 2025 to support them […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: UnknownWe’re looking for exceptional Foundation Operational Meteorologists to join our Mobile Met Unit (MMU) and help us make a difference to our planet.Our Foundation Operational Meteorologist's work a variety of shift patterns dependent on location, which may include night shifts. You'll mainly be based on-site at one of our […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 01-Apr-2024Location: England – Greater London.Baker McKenzie is the world's premier global law firm. London is home to the firm's largest office where Baker McKenzie has been well established since its opening in 1961. With more than 400 lawyers, we deliver high-quality local solutions across a broad range of practices […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: UnknownWe’re looking for exceptional Foundation Operational Meteorologist's to help us make a difference to our planet.Our Foundation Operational Meteorologist's work a variety of shift patterns dependent on location, which may include night shifts. You'll mainly be based on-site at one of our Defence locations or Civil operations centres across […]

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