Student opportunities

Ogier has a number of great opportunities for students at all stages in their education; from school work experience, vacation scheme placements or summer internships to university bursaries or scholarships and post graduate training schemes and Articled Clerk programmes.

Student opportunities – Cayman Islands

Internship Programme – Cayman Islands

Our Cayman Internship programme is a four-week placement  over the June/July/August holiday period.  It consists of specific Legal or Business Services training and development by our experienced, qualified and collaborative professionals to assist you with your undergraduate or postgraduate education.

Solid, competitive academics are required for acceptance onto our Summer Internship but we’re not just looking for grades. We want to hear from people who stand out for their ability to work in teams, with a positive approach to problem solving and clear communication skills.

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

We've always had strong applicants, but we ensure that every applicant is given equal opportunity to gain one of our limited number of placements.

If your application stands out, the next stage is an interview. This will normally be conducted by one of our senior lawyers and a representative from the HR team.

If you want 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 selected at the end 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.  During your scholarship you'll continue to participate in our Internship programme annually, gaining valuable experience along the way.

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.

Your commitment to us it to accept any offer to join our Articled Clerk Programme at the end of your studies.

Our Internship and Scholarship programmes offer excellent opportunities to talented students looking to get the best possible start to their legal careers. Whilst 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.  That way, both you and Ogier will gain the most from this long-term relationship.

Student opportunities – Channel Islands

Bursary scheme – Guernsey and Jersey*

*The scheme is only open to Channel Islands residents.

We offer bursaries to students from both Guernsey and Jersey each year.

Our Bursary award is for the duration of an individual's relevant studies and consists of:

  • Financial support in quarterly instalments
  • Guaranteed work placements at Ogier
  • Invitations to social events at Ogier
  • Use of Ogier’s library and information services
  • Careers advice from partners and other lawyers
  • Book vouchers worth £200

Applications for our Bursary scheme are invited from students due to sit their A-Levels in the summer preceding entry onto the scheme, together with students already at university or undertaking GDL / LPC / Bar School studies.  Bursaries are provided in line with the academic year.

The academic requirements for our scheme are:

  • Two A grades and one B grade at A-Level or higher (or the equivalent in UCAS points), excluding General Studies
  • 2:1 classification of degree or above
  • Minimum of a Commendation at GDL level

If you are successful at interview we will issue an offer conditional on you achieving the above grades.  We are committed to supporting focused undergraduates or GDL, LPC and BPTC students.

Solid, competitive academics are required for acceptance onto our Summer Internship but we’re not just looking for grades. We want to hear from people who stand out for their ability to work in teams, with a positive approach to problem solving and clear communication skills.
 
Following success in obtaining one qualification (for example, your LLB or GDL), the bursary will continue to be paid during any further courses required to qualify as a Solicitor or Barrister.

However, the bursary will not be paid if you take a year out at any time.  We expect students to maintain our academic minimum requirements throughout their studies and to complete work experience placements with us, which generally equate to a minimum of two weeks across an academic year.

We think our bursary scheme is an excellent opportunity and, while we do not have a long list of conditions that must be followed, we do ask that if a bursary is accepted from us then no other bursary is accepted from any other firm/organisation. You'll also need to perform to the best of your abilities during our placements so that both you and Ogier gain the most from this long-term relationship.

Ogier is also one of the few Channel Islands firms to offer a structured, England & Wales Solicitor Training Contract, which is fully regulated by the SRA. Many of our Bursary students go on to secure Training Contracts with us in Jersey or Guernsey and complete their England & Wales Solicitor qualifications with us.

Bursary applications

The application window for the 2019 Bursary Scheme in Jersey and Guernsey is now open. If you are interested in applying or would like further information, please send across your up to date CV to recruitment@ogier.com.

The standard of applicants each year is very high and we ensure that every applicant is given equal opportunity. Interviews will normally be organised during March/April and conducted by one of our senior lawyers or partners and a representative from the HR department.

Please note that all applications will be collated and reviewed after the closing date. We will respond to applicants after this time. Should you require any further information in advance of this date, please contact us at recruitment@ogier.com