Oct 18 2017 | 4 min read

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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Oct 18 2017 | 3 min read

Slaughter and May and ITV’s work experience collaboration

Passionate about social mobility, Barry Matthews, Director of Legal Affairs at ITV, was keen to build on the good work started by PRIME and in 2013, joined forces with Slaughter and May on a joint work experience programme for students interested in a legal career. The collaboration provided students with a unique insight into working…

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Oct 18 2017 | 5 min read

RBS Legal First Step

RBS Legal First Step As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, RBS Legal has successfully run the RBS Legal First Step work experience programme at its Edinburgh and London campuses for two years. RBS Legal First Step is an intensive one week programme developed to give students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds greater opportunities,…

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Oct 18 2017 | 3 min read

Eversheds Unlocked programme supported by Hilton

What is Eversheds Unlocked? Running since 2008 Eversheds Unlocked is the firm’s flagship social mobility programme. The three-day programme runs across six of Eversheds UK offices, with over 900 students among its alumni. The programme aims to dispel the myths surrounding the legal profession. We bring in barristers and in-house counsel who have themselves come…

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Oct 17 2017 | 2 min read

Herbert Smith Freehills and RBS Group collaboration – a bonus for Herbert Smith Freehills PRIME students

A founding member of PRIME, Herbert Smith Freehills has provided work experience placements to 80 students since 2012. Collaboration, one of the firm’s core values, is key to the success of these placements. Partnership with clients provides the students with the opportunity to meet in-house lawyers and to increase their commercial awareness during a packed…

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Oct 17 2017 | 3 min read

DLA Piper and RBS Group – a commitment to PRIME

As part of our commitment to UK initiative PRIME, in October 2013 our London office invited 12 students from Islington 6th Form Consortium into our office for a week of work experience. Through participation in our Work Experience Programme, the students were given the opportunity to learn about the range of careers available to them…

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Oct 17 2017 | 3 min read

Brodies’ PRIME visit to Virgin Money

As part of the pilot run of Brodies PRIME initiative I accompanied three students on a visit to Virgin Money’s HQ in Edinburgh. This was intended as a way of showing the students what alternative careers are available in law outside of private practice. All the students were very taken with the idea of in-house…

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Oct 17 2017 | 2 min read

Bird & Bird and Yahoo! – The Pioneer Programme

Inspired by our long-term commitment to promoting social mobility through greater diversity in the legal profession, the Pioneer Programme at international law firm Bird & Bird meets the PRIME commitment and is specifically aimed at building relationships with students from underprivileged backgrounds. It is designed to give students from age 14 onwards a greater awareness…

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Oct 17 2017 | 3 min read

Baker McKenzie and Google – the ExploreLaw partnership

The ExploreLaw programme As part of our commitment to promoting social mobility, both within the firm and within the wider legal profession, Baker McKenzie runs a week-long work experience programme for year 12 students from less privileged backgrounds. Participants are sourced through our connections with the Social Mobility Foundation, BLD and St Charles Sixth Form…

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Oct 17 2017 | 3 min read

Ashurst and Nomura: Working together to increase access to the legal profession

Access Ashurst Work Experience Programme As part of Ashurst‘s commitment to promoting social mobility, each year the firm offers 30 secondary students work experience placements in its London office. Students interested in a career in law are recruited from state schools across Haringey, Enfield and Waltham Forest, through the firm’s partnership with education charity Teach…

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