First Year Programme

Applicant Information:

Closing date for applications:
Monday 15 May 2017

Programme dates:
10 - 11 August 2017

Programme length:
Two days

Baker & McKenzie London


  • 2:1At least a 2:1 degree
  • 340A minimum of 340 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Assessing you in context

We understand that not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper – and we want to recruit the best people, from every background. We look for 340 UCAS points (or equivalent) but as we use a contextualised recruitment system we have the ability to understand your achievements in the context in which they have been gained. This allows us to, where appropriate, apply some flexibility and consider candidates who fall slightly short of our criteria and who demonstrate potential.

Programme overview

As a first-year university student, we can offer you an invaluable insight into life as a commercial lawyer on our First Year Programme. This will enable you to experience first-hand the kind of work that we do and how a global law firm operates.

Its aim is simple: to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your career when you return to university after the summer. This will be done through a series of interactive workshops, shadowing, networking and one-to-one sessions with the Graduate Recruitment & Development team.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to law and non-law students in their first year of study. 

Our First Year Programme

Learn more about what it’s like to work for us from the people who already do.

Karen Guch Corporate Partner, Trainee Partner and member of the Graduate Recruitment Panel
Studied Law at Kings College London, LLM at Cambridge