It takes a village to make real social change – and even though we’re only changing the legal sector, it takes more than just law firms to make it happen.
First, PRIME wouldn’t happen without the work of other charities. Social mobility networks. Foundations. Training providers. All kinds of partners who help us reach and support young people from all kinds of backgrounds.
In-house legal teams are essential too. Experts from all kinds of industries, they open the doors of businesses from broadcasting houses to bank giants. Some partner with PRIME member firm to offer PRIME work experience and others join PRIME themselves and offer their work experience programmes – but either way, we couldn’t do it without them.
Causeway Education are a leading UK social mobility charity. We exist to ensure progression is not determined by privilege.
We do this by supporting young people (& those who support them) to overcome barriers in accessing competitive higher education, apprenticeship and career opportunities. Our team of experienced strategists, practitioners and researchers know that with the right support in exploration, choices, applications & transitions all young people can find and realise their ambition.
Formerly MyKindaFuture, Connectr is for businesses where people belong. Connectr helps build a sense of belonging with all people, from candidates to employees, and creates a culture where everyone is included.
Through Connectr’s products and services, we put the ‘human’ back in HR and deliver a new way to form human connections, turn D&I strategy into reality, and provide an engagement and mentoring platform that people love to use.
Deltas promote and encourage inclusiveness and diversity in all aspects of Information Technology and Security whilst maintaining standards of excellence, but with particular reference to the LegalTech sector. They have developed a comprehensive programme aligned with the GATSBY benchmarks consisting of a framework of careers advice and guidance that follows through with pupils from age 11 up to age 18. The focus is on providing access for females/pupils struggling with social mobility.
Education and Employers
Education and Employers run the programme “Inspiring the Future” which enables schools to connect with inspirational volunteers from the world of work quickly and easily, revolutionising the way in which young people get insights into exciting and unique careers and inspiring them to be ambitious.
Future First have a vision of a world where a young person’s start in life does not limit their future. Their mission is to see every state school and college in the UK supported by a thriving and engaged alumni community, which improves students’ motivation, confidence and life chances.
Making the Leap
Making the Leap work to transform the futures of disadvantaged young people in the UK by providing training to raise their aspirations and develop their skills, behaviours and attitudes to choose and succeed in a career. Interventions range from educational courses preparing children for work experience, to programmes targeted at boosting a child’s motivation and performance.
Pure Potential are an independent organisation which raises the aspirations of thousands of sixth formers every year, encouraging them to apply to, and achieve offers from, excellent universities and leading employers.
SEO London prepare talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for Career Success. SEO Schools helps high achieving students in Years 11-13 broaden their horizons through access to academic, professional and enrichment opportunities.
Social Mobility Foundation
The Social Mobility Foundation aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people. They work with young people from all across the UK in the years prior to and during University to provide networks of support for those unable to get them form their schools or families.
The Brokerage is a City of London based social mobility charity connecting young Londoners and employers. Some of our member firms work with the Brokerage to recruit students for their PRIME programmes.
The Sutton Trust
The Sutton Trust champion social mobility through programmes, research and policy influence. Many of our member firms run their PRIME work experience using the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law Programme, offering the opportunity to explore what entering the legal profession might look like.
2-3 Degrees is a social enterprise that inspires and equips young people with the personal development skills needed to fulfil their potential. By delivering fun, engaging and dynamic workshops and programmes we help young people become the best version of themselves to make positive life decisions.
Our personal development programmes help young people develop the confidence, self-esteem and communication skills necessary to become more resilient and better prepared for their future opportunities.
Aspiring Solicitors aim to increase diversity in the legal profession. They work with law firms and legal teams to provide events, mentoring, competitions employability assistance and access to the legal profession.
Diversity Solutions connect major organisations across all sectors with diverse talent through a range of services, including internal training and a variety of career events throughout the year.
RARE are a specialist diversity recruitment company with expertise in graduate recruitment and development. Their mission is to help the best employers in the world build better workforces that also reflect society’s diversity. Rare work with PRIME on CRS, conducting analysis of aggregate candidate data to review the social impact of PRIME.
The Linacre Institute
The Linacre Institute’s mission is to give northern state-schools students the confidence to apply to our leading universities and the skills to thrive there. They partner with secondary schools to provide a pathway of aspiration for their students
upREACH looks to improve access to competitive graduate jobs and close the employability skills gap that exists between those from more and less advantaged backgrounds. They help students achieve their career potential by providing an intensive programme of support throughout their studies.
Aspiring Solicitors Foundation
Aspiring Solicitors Foundation help individuals over 18 fulfil their ambition of a career in the legal profession, by providing vital financial assistance to support their commitment and dedication
CILEx is the professional association for 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in England and Wales. For more than 50 years, they have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law.
City Solicitors Horizons
City Solicitors Horizons are a social mobility initiative created to improve access to the legal profession for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme supports candidates in their First Year for three years of their undergraduate degree.
Forage is working to level the recruitment playing field by providing free, open-access job simulations or “Virtual Experience Programs” with leading companies. Our programs bridge the gap between study and the workforce to inspire, engage and hire emerging talent in an equitable way that fosters social mobility. Forage works with firms such as Ashurst, Clifford Chance, HSF and non-profits like PRIME to demystify the legal profession and preskill the next generation.
SkillStruct is a Technology and Early careers consultancy firm specialising in building underrepresented tech and early career talent. They provide young people with an interest in technology a virtual network.
Springpod is a careers platform where young people can experience the world of work and university before they apply. Their programmes reach a highly diverse group of 14-19 year olds: 70% are young women, 45% are BAME and 20% have received free school meals. Over the next 2 years, they will work with 1 million young people.