Feb 12 2018 | 4 min read

Changing mindsets. Changing lives. PRIME Conference 2018

What do a wall of doughnuts, a Team GB elite athlete, jelly beans, and a black lab called Lottie, all have in common? Give up? Perhaps surprisingly, they were all talking points at the PRIME Conference hosted by Hogan Lovells on 8th February. But, in case you think the whole event was just an excuse…

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Nov 16 2017 | 4 min read

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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Nov 13 2017 | 3 min read

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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Nov 8 2017 | 2 min read

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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Nov 7 2017 | 2 min read

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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Nov 1 2017 | 2 min read

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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Oct 30 2017 | 3 min read

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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Oct 19 2017 | 3 min read

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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Oct 18 2017 | 1 min read

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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Oct 18 2017 | 2 min read

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 hosted work experience placements since the launch of PRIME in 2012. Participating students are recruited from our partner schools in the Lambeth area, which Evelyn Grace Academy, Lillian Baylis Technology School and Platanos College….

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