The Office is currently reviewing our guidelines for Work Experience placements.
In the Sydney metropolitan areas our major work experience focus is via our own Legal Development Program. However other work experience requests may be accommodated from time to time.
Generally, due to the nature of work that the Office deals with, it is not possible to offer work experience to High School students.
Requests for work experience will be considered on a case by case basis and opportunities will vary depending on location, resources and other operational demands.
The general requirements for work experience requests for the Solicitors Office must:
come from University (or other recognised tertiary institutions) work experience program co-ordinators - not individual students
include information about the course being studied and requirement for work experience
specify the duration of placement requested
include evidence that it is approved work experience, covered by institutions accident cover and public liability insurances
provide details of learning goals of work experience (this is critical to assess what would be involved in the placement and which location would be most suitable)
if requesting to do Practical Legal Placements this must be made very clear as this type of experience requires more formal supervision and reporting
advise names of suitable student to participate in work experience (ODPP will not undertake any selection process)
confirm preferred location
It should be noted that students will need to undergo a criminal history check done and sign confidentiality agreements prior to commencing any work experience.
All requests for work experience should be sent to Human Resources for consideration. Human Resources will co-ordinate all requests and obtain approvals if appropriate.