The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other investigative organisations in England and Wales. The CPS is independent, and we make our decisions independently of the police and government.
The CPS in Yorkshire and Humberside is offering a legal work experience placement in 2020 to those aged 17 years and over who are interested in a career in law. There is a choice of one of three office locations – Leeds, Sheffield and Hull.
The four day placement (three days in Hull) will include spending time with the Magistrates Court Team and the Crown Court Team as well as our specialist casework teams. There will also be the opportunity to observe in both a Magistrates and a Crown Court. The placements will be undertaken in pairs.
The dates of the placement are fixed and are as follows:
|Leeds office||Sheffield office||Hull office|
|23-26 March 2020||23-26 March 2020||20-22 April 2020|
|15-18 June 2020||22-25 June 2020||15-17 June 2020|
|6-9 July 2020||13-16 July 2020||29 June-1 July 2020|
Due to the sensitive nature of our work, successful applicants must undertake a security check before they will be allowed to complete their placement. This will involve attending the CPS office in advance of the placement.
The application process
The application window opens on Monday 6 January 2020 and closes on Sunday 19 January 2020. Any applications received before or after this date will not be considered.
You must potentially be available on all of the dates specified above for your chosen office as you will be allocated one of these weeks by the CPS administrators. No alternative dates can be offered.
We particularly welcome applications from people from low socio economic backgrounds, people with disabilities and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
To apply for the placement, please complete the application form and return it by email to YH.Workexperience@cps.gov.uk.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact YH.Workexperience@cps.gov.uk.