Undergraduate Placement Scheme 2024/2025

JCP Solicitors is a regional law firm with offices across South Wales. Our clients include businesses and private clients from all over England and Wales, including some major high street lending institutions.

We aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. We celebrate the successes of others around us and support each other professionally and personally.

As a regional law firm, we offer the opportunity to progress careers quickly and for employees to have more responsibility earlier on. Our recruitment is based on attitude before skill and we are a family-friendly firm where a positive work-life balance is encouraged.

Every year we offer law students from Swansea University a twelve-month paid legal assistant placement. In 2024 we have up to 3 places available for commencement by September. Past opportunities have seen Legal Assistants work in a variety of teams including: Injury Services, Residential Property, Commercial Property, Debt Recovery, Lifetime Planning and Family.

Our placement scheme is designed to give you an insight into the legal world while providing valuable experience to put on your CV. The scheme has been an excellent gateway for previous students who have gone on to secure future paralegal positions and training contracts. In the last three years, three of our Undergraduate Legal Assistants have been offered training contracts to commence once they have finished their LPC.

As a placement scheme Legal Assistant, you will be welcomed into JCP Solicitors as an employee, enjoying all the benefits of being part of a close-knit organisation.

In order to apply for the positions you must be a Law student at Swansea University and in the second year of your degree.

If you feel you have the right mix of skills and experience to fulfil the above role, please download an application form here and return the completed form by email for the attention of Anne-Marie Hutton at a.hutton@swansea.ac.uk. If there is anything further that you would like to know about the scheme, please contact recruitment@jcpsolicitors.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 21 June 2024*.

* Please be aware that JCP Solicitors reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

JCP Solicitors is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is open, fair and not influenced by irrelevant considerations. JCP Solicitors recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, nationality, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or any other prejudice; we, therefore, welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are strong supporters of the Welsh language and are very proud to have been the first firm of solicitors to be awarded the “Cynnig Cymraeg/Welsh Offer” recognition by the Welsh Language Commissioner in 2021. We support our Welsh speakers and fund lessons for those who would like to learn Welsh.

Rydym yn gefnogwyr brwd o’r Gymraeg ac yn hynod falch o fod y cwmni cyfreithiol cyntaf i dderbyn cydnabyddiaeth y Cynnig Cymraeg gan Gomisiynydd y Gymraeg yn 2021. Rydym yn cefnogi ein siaradwyr Cymraeg ac yn ariannu gwersi ar gyfer y rhai a hoffai ddysgu’r iaith.