Golddy’s Story with Trowers & Hamlins

As a founder firm of the PRIME initiative, our first placement programme took place in July 2012 to a dozen or so students from St Angela’s school in Newham.  The programme has gone from strength to strength each year in developing a scheme that offers the students a wide range of experiences, training and interaction […]

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A&O recognised for Smart Start programme

A&O has been recognised once again this year for its commitment to social mobility through its flagship Smart Start programme at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2017 – taking home ‘Community Programme of the Year’. We launched Smart Start in 2009 to provide high-quality work experience to young people from non-privileged backgrounds. Our aim has always […]

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More, more, more: PRIME Commitment reaffirmed with trio of tools

Wednesday 8 November 2017 The PRIME Board today presents a new and improved website experience for students, teachers, parents and members with the launch of www.primecommitment.co.uk. PRIME members have invested in improving the content, design, functionality and navigation of the website to provide greater information and support to all stakeholders and facilitate high quality work […]

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Contextual Recruitment System

We use a specially developed tool to help ensure that all participants in PRIME programmes come from less socially mobile backgrounds where access to the profession is particularly difficult. This means we can understand your achievements in the context of your personal circumstances and compare your application fairly with the benefit of more information. For […]

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Allen & Overy win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

2017 Winner of Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility Allen & Overy has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility, a new category for 2017. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are presented to businesses for outstanding achievement; this award recognises the contribution […]

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The PRIME Commitment

Every firm involved in PRIME makes what we call the PRIME Commitment. It’s how we make sure we’re offering the right quality of experience across all placements, so firms are only able to sign up if they’re able to make that commitment. Our 9 commitments are detailed below so you know what to expect, no […]

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Hogan Lovells & Vodafone – Ladder to Law: the first step towards a legal career.

Ladder to Law was launched by Hogan Lovells in 2010 with the aim of establishing a programme that would reach out to schools outside the traditional City catchment areas, enabling students in the Greater London area to get a feel for what a career in law would involve. All the participating schools have a high […]

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Sengova’s Story

“Hogan Lovells has been instrumental in helping develop my legal career. As a UCL student, I attended an open day at the firm where I gained a practical insight into what a career as a commercial lawyer would be like through discussions with partners and associates. Through the PRIME accredited Hogan Lovells’ work, I attended […]

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White & Case and Deutsche Bank

As part of our commitment to providing fair access to quality work experience and promoting social mobility, White & Case has provided work experience placements since the launch of PRIME in 2012. The programme seeks to give year 12 students from less privileged backgrounds increased opportunities, experience and networks to help them consider and pursue […]

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Taylor Wessing’s Tomorrow’s Talent work experience programme

The Background Ensuring diversity in both Taylor Wessing and the wider legal profession is a continuous commitment of our firm and the area of social mobility is one in which we are heavily involved. We have established strong relationships with our charity partner Future First and The Social Mobility Foundation and we have utilised these […]

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