Richard Challoner School

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We've added more FREE virtual career events available for your students this JULY!

  1. Thursday 4th July, 9:30am – 10:30am, Inspiring the Future of Allied Health Professions
  2. Tuesday 9th July, 11 - 12pm, Aviation Careers in the Digital Age: Embracing Technological Advancements
  3. *NEW* Friday 12th July, 9:30 - 10:30am - Exciting Careers in Food, Business, and Manufacturing
  4. *NEW* Tuesday 16th July, 11 - 12pm - Explore Engineering: Uncovering Different Specialisms and Pathways

These sessions are targeted at KS3 and above students, aligning with Gatsby Benchmark 5 in your career guidance programme. We encourage you to sign up for all sessions to inspire and equip your students for the future!

Upon registration, participants will receive a unique joining link via email. Please do not share the link and ask colleagues to register individually for multiple classes.  Individual student registrations are welcome with name, email, school, 'student' as the job title, and 'n/a' for other fields.



Amazing Apprenticeships are excited to partner with EDF, Britain's biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity to promote their apprenticeship opportunities ahead of the 2025 application window opening.

EDF offers various apprenticeships to individuals passionate about tackling climate change and who want to help create a more sustainable energy future.  

A behind-the-scenes visit to Hinkley Point
EDF is offering teachers and careers advisors a unique opportunity on Thursday 11th July to visit Hinkley Point C to experience a tour of the facilities, hear from EDF apprentices, and learn more about the training, development, assessment processes and opportunities available. To book your place, please complete the booking form by Thursday 27th June 2024 using the button below. 


Virtual Work Experience Programme
On 10th June, EDF launched a virtual work experience programme for anyone aged 14+ and based in the UK. There are over 6 hours of content including an introduction to EDF, the different energy sources and finding out about the employability skills to make applicants stand out. At the end of the programme, students will receive a certificate of completion. 



Are you trying to secure a training contract? Check out this week’s Feature to find out if working at a City law firm is the right career choice for you. Plus, read The Oracle’s advice on whether doing a master’s will increase your chances.

Meanwhile, read our PESTLE analysis on Taylor Swift and The Eras Tour in the LCN Says.

PS – Don’t miss a single training contract application deadline in June by heading to our deadlines page!

Meet the Lawyer

Adam Phillips – Farrer & Co LLP

“Farrer & Co is rather unique in that trainees train in six departments for four months each, giving you a broader exposure to different practice areas than you might get under the traditional four seat model, used by most firms.”


Commercial Question

Third-party litigation funding: a trainee lawyer’s perspective

Litigation funding: the future of commercial disputes or an inappropriate form of disputes financing? White & Case LLP


Solicitors' practice areas

Company & commercial – Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Jocelyn Paulley

“I enjoyed learning about how technology works, its legal implications and how it’s reflected in contracts.”


Meet the Recruiter

Alana Bathgate – Addleshaw Goddard

“Ultimately, we want candidates to get a true sense of the everyday life of a trainee at Addleshaw Goddard, so they’ll be involved in real trainee level work for clients.”


Law School Focus

Nottingham Law School

At Nottingham Law School, we’re very proud of our long-established national and international reputation for excellence in legal education.


LCN Says

Wrestle with PESTLE: Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour

Olivia Partridge

Can we write a PESTLE analysis on (arguably?) the world’s biggest popstar? We’re going to give it a go. Are you ‘…Ready For It?’


LawCareersNetLIVE | How do you expect AI to change the legal industry | LawCareers.Net

Brochure Focus

Burges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon prides itself on its top-quality work, high-profile clients and cutting-edge training. Find out what you can expect from Burges Salmon’s award winning training programme in this brochure.



Is a career at a City law firm for you?

Becoming a solicitor in the big business world of City law is the goal for many aspiring lawyers. But how do you know whether it’s right for you?


The Oracle

Will a master’s increase my chance of a training contract?

I'm thinking of doing a master’s – could this help me to stand out when applying for a training contract?


LCN Podcast

Practice Area Profile: company & commercial – with Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

In this Practice Area Profile episode, partner Jocelyn Paulley from Gowling WLG (UK) LLP discusses her career as a technology and data lawyer.


Vacation Scheme Insiders

Morrison Foerster (UK) LLP

Jane Xiu

“While we sat in different practice areas for each week of the scheme, we were encouraged to seek out work from other departments, which provided us with great opportunities to experience a variety of client work.”


Meet the Barrister

South Square

Rabin Kok

“The biggest lesson I learnt as a pupil is to never be afraid to debate and discuss ideas (respectfully) with the more senior barristers who are leading me on a case.”


LCN Blogs

Storytelling for applications and interviews

Phil Steventon

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how stories are told, how they can be told well and how you can use this to your advantage in a job interview.



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Upcoming events

London / Tuesday 26 June 2024

BPP – how to land a pupillage

Manchester / Friday 29 November 2024

LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester

London / Friday 6 December 2024

LawCareersNetLIVE London

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NCS Summer Adventures

See Mrs Stansbridge for more information.

National University Week