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Travers Smith PRIME Programme

In October 2022, Travers Smith, a leading corporate law firm in London, will be holding a four day in-person work experience scheme for Year 12 students from lower income groups. This will be hosted at their office in central London.

On the Travers Smith PRIME Scheme, you will learn about the world of law and business. You will get the chance to use your presentation skills, learn how to negotiate and improve your interview technique and CV. But that’s not all, you will also have the chance to get involved in a whole range of activities to help you fulfil your potential.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. However, a law firm needs much more than lawyers for it to function. A law firm also needs departments such as Accounts, IT, Human Resources and Business Development. On the PRIME Scheme, you will learn that there are lots of different career paths available both within and outside the legal sector.

The PRIME Scheme is an excellent opportunity for you to get a taste of what it’s like to work in a professional office environment and put your skills to the test. If the PRIME Scheme sounds like something that you would enjoy, make sure you complete the application form below!


How to apply

To be eligible for the Travers Smith PRIME Scheme you must:

  • Be in Year 12
  • Meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Being eligible for free school meals in the last six years (i.e. pupil premium)
    • Growing up in a household in which no parent or guardian attended university.
    • Experiencing other forms of disadvantage, such as spending time in local authority care
  • Be within a reasonable commuting distance from Travers Smith's office in central London

The Travers Smith PRIME scheme runs from Monday 24th October – Thursday 27th October 2022. It will take place at Travers Smith's office in central London. Participants will be expected to attend for all four days. There will also be an additional insight day at Travers Smiths' office during the week commencing 13th February 2023. The date and timings of this insight day will be confirmed to Participants in due course.

  • Phone interviews for the Travers Smith PRIME programme will take place on Monday 3rd October. Applicants will be expected to be available for a phone call on that day if they are selected for interview.

Participants will receive £350 compensation for participating in the Travers Smith PRIME Scheme. This will be paid in October 2022.

To apply for a place on the Travers Smith PRIME Scheme, please click here

Applications will open on Tuesday 6th September and close on Sunday 25th September at 11.59pm.

If you have any questions about the work experience placement, please contact Andi: Andi.Marsh@rarerecruitment.co.uk.


About Travers Smith

Travers Smith is one of the leading corporate law firms based in the City of London. The firm has around 450 lawyers and approximately 800 staff in total. It works for a range of different clients, many of whom you will be familiar with – PureGym, Premiership Rugby, Cath Kidston, Virgin Active and the Bank of England to name a few.

Travers Smith is divided into a number of different departments. These are listed below. The largest of these are, the Corporate Department, which focuses on the buying and selling of companies and the Dispute Resolution department, which deals with disputes between parties.



  • Commercial, Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Competition
  • Corporate
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Incentives
  • Employment
  • Environment and Operational Regulation
  • Finance
  • Financial Services and Markets
  • Investment Funds
  • Pensions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax


  • Making sure that the firm complies with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
  • Dealing with invoices which are payments that need to be made by and to the firm
  • Looking after where money in the firm goes
  • Complying with money laundering laws


  • Making sure that the firm complies with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
  • Marketing the firm to potential clients
  • Producing marketing materials about what work the firm does and has undertaken
  • Organising both internal and client events for the firm


  • Looking after legal resources
  • Keeping lawyers updated with changes in the law
  • Helping lawyers with legal research
  • Undertaking separate research for the firm’s internal knowledge systems


  • Looking after the computers and telephone systems throughout the firm
  • Fixing any IT or telephone related problems
  • Providing IT training
  • Helping lawyers with IT related work for clients
  • Building software systems and repairing hardware

For more information about Travers Smith, please visit: http://www.traverssmith.com/

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