2019 scheme details


In collaboration with Barclays Legal team, and in support of the work of The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division (WLD), we are offering up to 5 work placements, open to those who have experience in areas of law in which we specialise, have previous experience working in private sector and are looking to re-enter the legal profession after an extended career break. 

Our Returner Programme has enjoyed a consistent level of success. In December 2017, AG won the 'Managing Diverse Talent' award at the annual UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017 which promote diversity, equality and inclusion across the legal profession. This fantastic recognition was testament to our commitment to supporting female career progression, in particular, the Returner Programme.

Furthermore, we have been able to offer some of the participants' ongoing employment in various functions at Addleshaw Goddard including our consultancy provision, AG Integrate, which offers talented legal experts the opportunity to combine flexibility and control over the way they work. If you would like additional information about AG Integrate please contact Laura Carter (AGI Resourcing Manager) on 0113 209 2168.

We will be re-running the programme in England again from 30 September to 11 October 2019. They will be unpaid placements and applicants may apply to any of our offices in Leeds, London or Manchester. We will place the successful candidates into suitable teams and provide them with ongoing support during and after their time with us, including an allocated "buddy" at a similar or more senior level. 

Please note this programme enables participants to get actively involved rather than simply observe lawyers at work. Successful applicants will be financially reimbursed, if required, to renew their Practicing Certificate.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • re-enter the corporate world and undertake meaningful work; 
  • build your network;
  • benefit from technical and soft skills development;
  • develop your confidence in a supportive environment;
  • update your CV with some current work experience;
  • learn more about the option of an 'in-house' legal career by spending time with Barclays. 

How to apply

To apply, please email us your letter of application and current CV.

Application deadline: 5pm Monday 15 July 2019.   

Please note we are only able to consider those who have experience in areas of law in which we specialise and have previous experience working in private practice.