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    Default What should DS wear for work experience? Any thoughts appreciated :)

    In a few weeks time, mr nearly 15 is off for a week of work experience and I'm not sure what he should be wearing and it wasn't a question he thought to ask when he went for the interview.

    I don't really want to buy him a new wardrobe of clothes that he is unlikely to wear again ( he grows at the speed of light) but I don't think he has the right clothes currently in his wardrobe either.

    He is doing a week at a legal firm.

    Any ideas on what would be expected or what would be suitable for a 15 yr old to wear?

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    I think it depends on what they wear. Some legal firms have UBER strict clothing policies - when I worked in legal admin I went out of my way to avoid these places or my entire week's pay would have been spent on clothing.

    The ones I worked for were far more relaxed.

    If the other staff don't seem overly dressed, I'd think a pair of trousers and just a collared shirt would be fine.

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    I would get him to call and ask if he is unsure - he could make a bad impression from the start if dressed inappropriately!

    I would assume dress pants and a button up shirt at the very least - most likely with a tie.

    I don't think they would expect him to have an entire suit but certainly jeans or cargos would not cut it!!!

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    Definitely get him to ask

    It will be bad for his confidence is he rocks up on his first day and gets told he isnt dressed appropriately. That would be horrible for him.

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    Yes, def ask, but for a legal/law firm I'd be expecting almost dress/suit pants, shirt n tie


    Id get a couple of shirts and a couple of ties and maybe a pair of pants from the local op shop, or beg/borrow/steal from an uncle/cousin/neighbor.

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    I would say black pants and some business shirts long sleeved though. If money I'd tight goto the salvos etc you can pick up some great pants there for a couple of dollars

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    Business pants and button up collared shirts for sure

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    Thanks everyone, much appreciated and as I suspected, his wardrobe is not going to cough up anything respectable.

    If only he was doing work experience at City Beach

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    Target is actually pretty good for stuff like this if you don't want to spend a small fortune.

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    As a lawyer myself, I would have to say suit and tie/ or, a collared shirt, tie, jacket and dress pants- a jacket is a must- whether it is a corporate/ criminal law or any other sort of firm- that is what all males wear at all time, in my experience. Also, if he is dressed like that, he can run off to court if need be and will always be dressed appropriately for anything that could arise. I agree, borrow if you can. Good luck, I hope he likes it, it is a fabulous career to get into!

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