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?

  • 5 September – 9 September 2022
  • 12 September – 16 September 2022


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;
  • You must have received or be on target for at least a 2.1 degree classification (excluding mitigating circumstances); and
  • You must have a UK right right to work

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 26 June 2022.
  • No late applications will be accepted, for any reason (including any technology or connectivity issues).