First Steps is a one-week programme which offers an insight into a career in law. If you’ve just started university and are considering a career in law, this programme is designed specifically for you.
Our First Steps programme offers an introduction to commercial law and working in a global law firm. The one-week programme comprises an introduction to CMS, skills sessions and an opportunity to shadow our fee earners. A presentation and social events will both enhance your technical skills, interpersonal skills and networking skills. Participants gain real experience in a commercial environment and develop skills needed to succeed as a trainee solicitor at a future facing law firm. A supervisor and trainee buddy will be your main point of contact and will provide high quality work which will give you an accurate insight into the work of a trainee solicitor.
Attending our First Steps programme will put you in a strong position to apply for our CMS Academy. Each student is paid £400 to attend the programme for one week.