UCL Laws Careers

UCL Laws Careers

Careers Skills

How to write a CV

How to write a covering letter

How to write a personal statement

Preparing for and succeeding at Interviews

A guide to psychometric tests

A guide to written and e-tray exercises

Preparing and delivering an oral presentation

A guide to group exercises


Job hunting, careers inspiration and other related guides

Getting careers inspiration

A guide to job hunting

Finding internships, vacation work and work experience

A guide to networking

Working for small organisations

Advice on changing or leaving your course

Information for students with disabilities

Information on postgraduate study

Entrepreneurship: self-employment, franchising and freelancing

Information for mature students


Aptitude / psychometric tests

Online aptitude testing: We now have a subscription to Kenexa so that you can take a full length, online, timed numeracy and verbal reasoning test similar to those used by a wide range of graduate recruiters and receive immediate feedback on your performance. To receive log-in details for this test please email UCL Careers Service from your UCL email account including your full name and student ID (UPI) number which can be found on your ID card. Alternatively, you can drop in to the Careers Service with current UCL ID.
A list of online psychometric test sites is available to download.

General legal sector resources

Legalweek  – for the latest news from the legal world
Lawyer2b – for the latest news for student lawyers
Lawcareers.net – contains a detailed list of training contracts and pupillages
RollOnFriday – for gossip from inside law firms
TARGET jobs law – online magazine about working in the legal sector
Prospects - the UK’s official graduate careers website containing a sector overview and descriptions of different roles within the legal sector

Becoming a barrister

The Bar Standards Board – information on qualifying as a Barrister
The Bar Council -  Become a Barrister Website
Pupillage Portal – for details of all Pupillages available in England and Wales

Becoming a solicitor
Solicitors Regulation Authority – information for students about qualifying as a solicitor
The Law Society – the representative body for solicitors

Current vacancy listings

UCL JobOnline is a vacancy search engine that enables UCL students and graduates to find career opportunities. Jobs listed on this site range from part-time work, voluntary work and work experience to internships and full time graduate positions.
UCLAlert! is the official careers email service for UCL students, it brings you first notification of events run by UCL Careers Service plus information on job vacancies and other careers events straight from employers or The Careers Group based on your areas of interest.