Internship Programme – Cayman Islands
Our Internship programme is a four week placement in Ogier's Cayman office over the June/July/August holiday period and consists of specific legal or Business Services training and development by experienced Ogier lawyers or people from the Business Services team to assist students in their undergraduate or postgraduate education.
Solid, competitive academics are required for acceptance onto our Summer Internship. In addition to the academic requirements, we are looking for students who possess the following:
- Excellent communication
- High attention to details
- Process driven
- Positive approach to problem solving
- Strong interpersonal
Applications for our Internship programme are invited from January to April each year. Those eligible to apply are:
- A level students
- University students (undergraduate)
- Truman Bodden Law School students
- Postgraduate students
The standard of applicants has historically been very high. We ensure that every applicant is given equal opportunity but placements are limited.
If we progress an application, the next stage is to invite the applicant for interview. This will normally be conducted by one of our senior lawyers and a representative from the HR team. Successful applicants will receive mentoring and development from talented individuals during the course of their Internship programme and may be eligible for consideration of an Ogier Scholarship.
If you wish to apply for a Scholarship with Ogier, you must first secure an internship. Your performance on the Internship programme is assessed throughout the four week period, to allow us to make a decision as to whether or not to consider you for a Scholarship.
Scholarships have been awarded for 2018 and our internship programme is now fully subscribed. The application process will reopen in January 2019.
Scholarship – Cayman Islands
An Ogier Scholarship is for the duration of an individual's degree and, depending on performance, may also cover LPC/BPTC/PPC studies. The Scholarship consists of:
- Financial support payable in instalments per semester
- Invitations to relevant training events organised in Cayman (if studying locally)
- Careers advice from partners and other lawyers
- Ongoing support and mentoring from our Associate and HR team
Students are usually considered for the awarding of a Scholarship after successful completion of an Internship in the Ogier Cayman office, as described above. If you are successfully selected at the conclusion of the Internship, we will issue a Scholarship offer which is conditional upon you achieving admission into the Cayman Islands Law School (or UK equivalent) and minimum grades.
Scholarship funds will not be paid if you take a year out at any time during your studies, for the duration of the time out. We expect students who have been awarded the scholarship to continue to participate in our Internship programme annually, during which time students will continue to gain valuable experience.
For the Scholarship to continue to be paid each semester, students must maintain a minimum 2:1 average.
For the Scholarship to be considered for continuation through to LPC/BPTC/PPC studies, students must have achieved a 2.1 or higher final result in their degree course.
Once your studies are complete, you will be required to accept any Ogier offer made to you to join our Articled Clerk Programme. If our offer is not accepted, you will be required to repay all or part of the awarded Scholarship, at the firm's discretion.
We believe our Internship and Scholarship programmes offer excellent opportunities to talented students looking to get the best possible start to their legal careers. While we do not have a long list of conditions that must be followed, we do ask that if a Scholarship is accepted from us then no other scholarship is accepted from any other firm/organisation. We also expect you to perform to the best of your abilities during your internship so that both you and Ogier gain the most from this long-term relationship.
We are a very friendly, forward-thinking firm and maintain exceptionally good relationships with our Internship and Scholarship students.
Please note the Scholarship is normally awarded to those applicants who have successfully applied for and undertaken a Summer Internship with Ogier.