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2014

"We're involved in PRIME to attract students from less privileged backgrounds."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm offers bursary's for underprivileged school children and work experience weeks."
First year trainee, Aberdeen
"There are many great initiatives to promote pathways into the law from less privileged backgrounds. This has been one of the really impressive things about the firm and its corporate social responsibility policies."
First year trainee, London
"There are various corporate social responsibility initiatives to target this particular area, including primary school reading programmes, PRIME (a work experience programme for disadvantaged secondary school pupils) and sixth form mentorship programmes."
First year trainee, London
"The firm works with local schools and runs schemes for individuals from state schools."
Second year trainee, London
"Bursary Scheme for the less financially fortunate, and other corporate social responsibility schemes that target schools and sixth forms in poorer areas."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Runs workshops and other activities to allow applicants to understand the firm and how best apply."
Second year trainee, London
"Runs funding schemes and spread awareness about the legal profession through presentations at local schools, etc."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm started a Bursary Scheme last year in which it will give £2,500 to four students per year for each of their years at undergraduate study. The scheme also involves mentoring from CMS lawyers. The firm also participates in other programmes which aim to increase social mobility in the profession."
First year trainee, London
"We are asked about our background during the recruitment process. I think that there is a drive to give access to those who went to comprehensive schools, were the first in their family to attend university, etc."
First year trainee, London
"Many open days specifically for comprehensive schools, interview practice and information sessions where students are brought into the firm. However, in the intakes so far I haven't seen much diversity in this regard!"
First year trainee, London
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