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The Brett Group

 

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The Brett Group is a successful, established construction and building materials group - the largest independent construction company in the UK.

Rewards 2017-18

The Brett Group will be offering one student a 2-day work shadowing experience within the in-house Legal Services department.

Brett will be providing one with the chance to work within the Environmental Department, gaining an appreciation of environmental issues, sustainability, auditing and regulations.

There will also be a 1-week work experience placement focused on finance and accounting.

Student Testimonial 2014-15

I was very fortunate in being selected for a two day work placement with Brett Construction Group, in their in house legal department, based in Canterbury. The two days were jam-packed with a mixture of legal research and case studies followed by visiting sites across Kent and London that the legal team have been working to secure or develop.

It is so difficult to gain legal work experience, and doing something that is slightly different from the traditional Vacation Scheme or Mini Pupillage was a wholly interesting and enlightening experience. Before my work experience, I hadn’t even considered the route of working for a large corporation’s in house legal team, and now – I am tailoring my career path to work for a business with international links in the energy sector and I am hopeful that I will be able to work for their legal team.

I found my experience to be a lot better than I had expected, faster paced, interesting and enjoyable. Brett construction deals mainly with stone, aggregates and quarries – something I had never linked the law with, and it was amazing to see another way that the law affects the world. I am very grateful to have been selected for the opportunity and would recommend that all students, not just those from law, apply for this placement.

"I found my experience to be a lot better than I had expected, faster paced, interesting and enjoyable...it was amazing to see another way that the law affects the world. I am very grateful to have been selected for the opportunity and would recommend that all students, not just those from law, apply for this placement."

Elouise Mitchell, EP reward winner 2014-15

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Since 2012-15, the Brett Group has offered 2-day work shadowing placements in the inhouse legal team. In 2016-17, the Brett Group provided work experience placements in finance and IT, in addition to legal work shadowing.

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Last Updated: 04/01/2018