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Working with us

Come and join us!

We are delighted that you might be considering joining nplaw. We offer a huge range of opportunities for you to develop your career and work on some exciting projects which benefit the community of Norfolk and beyond.

Any current job vacancies are listed below. If there are no advertised vacancies which would suit your skills, we would still be interested in receiving a speculative application from you. You can do this by submitting your CV and a covering letter to Nicky McDowell at nicky.mcdowell@norfolk.gov.uk. All applications will be considered in the strictest of confidence.

CURRENT VACANCIES:

VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK – 27th June to 1st July
Following last summer’s successful Virtual Work Experience Week at nplaw, we will be running the event again this year from 27th June to 1st July. It is aimed at law students and law graduates (or non-law graduates with the GDL) but isn’t suitable for anyone still at school or who has just finished school, as we will be asking the participants to undertake tasks that are better suited to those with some experience of having studied Law at a higher level. There are about 35 places available.

For more information please see here: nplaw Virtual Work Experience Week 2022

There are so many good things about working for nplaw that we can’t list them all here! We offer flexible working (including part-time, flexi-time and working from home), staff benefits and amazing colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of our employees’ stories can be read here >

We offer training and development opportunities for all our staff at whatever stage of their career and a structured induction process.

Our colleagues tell us that they particularly like:

  • the great work-life balance that their roles afford them, with flexible start and finish times
  • the quality of work that we offer and the opportunity to work on interesting, high impact, high value projects
  • the security of the local government pension scheme
  • the emphasis that we put on everyone’s well-being, from having several members of staff trained as Mental Health First Aiders, each team having a Well-Being Champion and free access to Norfolk Support Line which offers counselling and support for all employees.

Norfolk is a lovely place to live and work in. For more information about the county, please visit the Norfolk County Council website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/living-and-working-in-norfolk

Trainee Solicitors

We have a very successful trainee solicitor programme and usually have five trainee solicitors at any one time. Our training contracts are flexible and tailored to the interests of the individual trainee, ensuring that they have every opportunity to refine and develop their professional skills they will need in order to practise as a solicitor, within the framework required by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. We are not currently recruiting, as all our places are filled until 2023. Any training contract positions will be shown here.

Our current trainee solicitors have been talking to us about their experiences >

Work experience

In previous years we have been very keen to offer work experience to undergraduates and graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in law. Since March 2020, our staff have been working from home and, regrettably, we will not be offering individual work experience placements for the foreseeable future.

We understand that work experience for students is vital so, in June 2021, nplaw welcomed 36 students for its first ever virtual work experience week. It was a resounding success, with speakers covering different areas of law, insights into career pathways and groups workshop activities. We hope to repeat this in the summer of 2022.

Please enjoy these blogs which were shared by some of the attending students:

nplaw VWE blog – Leah Harris July 2021

nplaw Blog Post Nicolette Keaveney