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New Resource Update: Government Legal Service

Are you studying law but not sure you want to go into commercial practice?  The Government Legal Service is a great option for pupillage, training contracts, vacation schemes and graduate careers for law students.  Over 30 government departments including HMRC, the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills hire law graduates.  Working for the GLS can be a great way to practice law in a variety of different areas.

We’ve rounded up some resources on what the Government Legal Service is, what it’s like to work for the GLS, and application procedures and requirements.  Use the links below, or look under Government Legal Service on CareersHub Resources.

Applications should be made before your final year.  The application period opens 1 July 2014 and closes 31 July 2014, so start thinking now if you want to apply next summer to start in 2015.

GLS Official Website

Chambers Student – Guide to Government Legal Service

Law Gazette – In House: Government Legal Service

Prospects – Life as a GLS Lawyer

TargetJobs – Government Legal Service Pupillage, Training Contracts and Graduate Schemes

Trainee Solicitor Surgery – Government Legal Service video

All About Law – How Do You Get Into the Government Legal Service?

All About Law – How To Join the Government Legal Service

The Law Society – GLS: Non-Traditional Work for Non-Traditional Lawyers

Brenda Welch

I'm Brenda, and I'm one of the first people you'll see when you come into the Careers office. I moved to the UK to study Library Science, and now I'm in charge of making sure we have the best information on jobs and careers for you! After working in universities in the US and purchasing for the manufacturing sector, I can help you think about moving abroad or jobs in sectors you might not have thought of. I'll be writing about new resources online and in the Careers Centre, and lesser known job fields.

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