Legal Work Experience

Barclays Legal Experience Weeks


    What is BLEW?

    Each year, Barclays provides 60 Aspiring Solicitors members with a one week work placement with Barclays Legal Team. BLEW is an opportunity to virtually join Barclays’ legal team for one week of unique insight into the working of an in-house legal function and how it supports a world leading financial institution.  The programme delivers structured sessions over five days, including work shadowing, workshops and networking opportunities.  Each week is currently expected to be structured to include:

    • Introduction to Barclays Legal including panel session with keynote legal speakers.
    • Employability skills and networking sessions
    • Work shadowing in the Barclays Legal Function.

    When are the schemes?

    • 6 September – 10 September 2021
    • 13 September – 17 September 2021


    The Scheme will be virtual this year.


    • You must be an Aspiring Solicitors member from one of our four underrepresented groups;
    • You must not have accepted a training contract with any law firm or legal team;
    • Undergraduates from any year are welcome to apply, as are graduates and career changers;
    • You must have an interest in pursuing a legal career; and
    • You must have received or be on target for at least a 2.1 degree classification (excluding mitigating circumstances).

    Anyone who has previously attended BLEW is not eligible to apply.

    Application process

    • The process is application form based.
    • Please click ‘apply’ and submit your application form by 4 May 2021.
    • No late applications will be accepted, for any reason (including any technology or connectivity issues).