Student Schemes

Applications for our 2019 Bursary, Summer Placement, Work Experience and CO LAW schemes are now open! If you wish to apply please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter (optional) to [email protected].

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals who are residentially qualified in Guernsey or Jersey. Applications will close on 31 January 2019.

Internships (Cayman Islands)

Our two-week internships are designed to provide insight into life at a leading offshore law firm. Students are given the opportunity to be involved in live client matters and to engage with lawyers at all levels. Our internships are intended for students aged 18 and over who have an interest in a career in law, however exceptions are made for younger students (16+) who show particular promise. Please note that this is not a paid scheme but a small allowance is awarded to cover essential expenses.

Click here to send your CV and cover letter (optional) to our student recruitment team. 

COLAW Scheme (Jersey Only)

The Carey Olsen Legal Activity Week (COLAW) has been specifically designed for students currently studying towards their AS Levels or equivalent who are thinking about pursuing a career in Law. This scheme provides the perfect introduction to Law by exposing participants to all areas of legal practice. On this scheme you will attend talks and workshops delivered by a number of our lawyers and will receive CV writing and interview tips from the HR team. You will also get the opportunity to visit the courts and watch some real cases!

Bursary Scheme (Jersey and Guernsey)

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, you will be offered up to eight weeks of relevant and engaging paid employment throughout the year. These placements take place in all legal teams in the firm to provide a rounded experience of legal practice.

Please note that we cannot consider applicants who are in receipt of any other employer funded bursary payments.

Paid Summer Placement (Jersey Only)

Our summer placement scheme offers 2 weeks of paid work experience on a one off basis to students looking to find out what it is like to work within a busy legal environment. You will be working with one team for the duration of your placement which will allow you to get in depth experience of a particular practice area.  

Work Experience Placement (Guernsey Only)

Our work experience placements are designed to give students an insight into life at a leading offshore law firm. With placements ranging from 3 days to 2 weeks, students will be involved in live client matters and engage with lawyers at all levels. The placements are designed for students aged 16 and over who have an interest in a career in law, however exceptions are made for younger students who show particular promise.

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, drive and desire to work at Carey Olsen.