Student Schemes

Student Bursaries

Our Bursary Scheme is primarily designed for students who are either studying law or about to embark on a professional legal qualification. In exceptional circumstances, we will also consider undergraduates who are keen to study law at a later stage. Students should possess excellent personal and academic skills.

As well as receiving financial assistance while studying, in the form of a term-time grant, bursary students are offered eight weeks of relevant and engaging paid employment throughout the year. This experience comprises two-week placements at Christmas and Easter and a four-week placement during the summer months. These placements take place in all areas of expertise of the firm to provide a rounded experience of legal practice.

To be considered, students should be based in either Guernsey or Jersey and intending to return to the Channel Islands to practise law. Please note that we cannot consider applicant who are in receipt of any other employer funded bursary payments.

What are we looking for?

Our student schemes are extremely popular and so there is strong competition for the places available.

You should possess excellent academic skills along with enthusiasm and a commitment to delivering the highest professional standards. Throughout the selection process, we will be looking for some of the key attributes required to become a successful lawyer including: attention to detail, analytical ability, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, teamwork, determination, drive and desire to work at Carey Olsen.

Application Process

Applications for our 2017 Bursary, Summer Placement and CO LAW schemes will open on 1 November 2017.  Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals who are residentially qualified in Guernsey or Jersey.