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Social Mobility

2014

"Many events aimed at people from less privileged backgrounds - several mentoring schemes, including ones that give students work experience at the firm. Lots of corporate social responsibility stuff - reading schemes with primary schools, practice interviews with secondary schools."
First year trainee, London
"They have lots of pro bono programmes, such as their teaming up with Social Mobility (I've signed up as a mentor) to assist young students from less privileged backgrounds with their university applications and just to give guidance on their career prospects and so on. You also have Rare Recruitment, which gives support to ethnic minority students in making applications to law and professional firms, which Clifford Chance is a partner with."
First year trainee, London
"We are associated with various schemes and charities. the firm also runs competitions and open days and visits a range of universities."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm runs a lot of open days for applicants from less privileged backgrounds."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a variety of ways through which one can get to know it. There are open days, essay competitions as well as the more formal application processes."
First year trainee, Frankfurt
"The firm does a lot in this area - it works with different recruitment bodies and charities to attract applicants from less privileged and minority backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London
"There are regular events held where children from less privileged backgrounds are invited into the office and the route to law is explained. Also, as a 'less privileged applicant', myself, I think the culture of the firm goes a long way to making you feel as though you would be accepted and welcomed, which can't be said for a lot of law firms."
Second year trainee, Tokyo
"I think CC is very good in this regard, amongst the best in the city. They have recently introduced some kind of background blind admissions procedure which should attract such applicants. Also, I came from a single parent working class background so, anecdotally at least, we get through. I remember thinking that they appeared less snooty than some rivals and felt more at ease applying here as a result."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm supports a number of programmes that aim to encourage people from less privileged backgrounds to consider a career in law."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Mentoring and recruitment events are held at local schools/universities. However, it must be noted that a strong academic background is a pre-requisite for anyone hoping to be a lawyer. Consequently, there is only so much that CC can do."
Second year trainee, London
"Of all the Magic Circle firms, we appear to have the broadest university recruitment range. And we run a lot of social mobility programmes targeted at individuals from less privileged backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London
"There are lots of local initiatives in the Tower Hamlets area, etc."
Second year trainee, London
"Many work experience students are from less privileged backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London
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