Employment Programmes

AS 1st Year +


In 2016/2017, we launched AS 1st Yr+, a new programme for first year undergraduate Law, or second year undergraduate non-Law Aspiring Solicitors.  In 2018, this exciting programme is open to Aspiring Solicitors members across the UK and will ensure our members build the knowledge and confidence to to kickstart their legal career.

The programme is designed and delivered by Gemma Baker, Aspiring Solicitors’ Head of Employability and former graduate recruitment manager, and future trainees who have recently successfully navigated the legal recruitment process. Participants in AS 1st Yr + will benefit from Aspiring Solicitors employability workshops and one-to-one mentoring/coaching.

What’s involved?

We will hold workshops across the country.  The workshops will focus on:

  • Understanding the different types of law firms;
  • Opportunities available;
  • CV workshop;
  • Assessed group exercise (with feedback);
  • Information on psychometric testing;  and
  • Video interview workshop.

Following attendance at the workshop, attendees will submit a video interview and will have a phone call with one of the AS team, at which they are given feedback on their group exercise and video interview.

The highest scoring interviewees will then receive an additional career coaching session on a one-to-one basis.

When is the programme

The programme will run from February to April 2018.  Workshop dates and locations will be provided at a later stage.


To apply for this programme you must:

  • Be an Aspiring Solicitors member who is in their first year of an undergraduate Law degree, or second year of an undergraduate non-Law degree;
  • Want to pursue a legal career at a commercial law firm; and
  • Submit your CV

Identify as at least one of the following underrepresented groups

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic; and/or
  • At least two of the following: I am from low income family, I am state school educated (whether in the UK or overseas), I am first generation to attend university, I am a refugee and I have been in local authority care; and/or
  • Disabled and/or who have and long term health conditions; and/or
  • LGBT+; and/or
  • Primary carers.

Application information 

  • Applications are currently closed.  Please register your interest for the 2018/2019 programme to receive more information in due course.