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Social Mobility

2014

"The firm works with underprivileged schools in Southwark; gives them work experience. I felt that my interview was very much geared against my public school background, unlike many other firms, nepotism doesn't fly here and almost everyone from my intake went to state or grammar schools. I am in a minority in that sense, not because of prejudice against private schools either, I just think it is really meritocratic."
First year trainee, London
"The firm does lots of work with local schools and charities, with the aim of helping potential applicants from less privileged backgrounds to develop and strengthen their chances of obtaining a job in law and the City generally."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is involved in a number of schemes to promote the firm to applicants from less privileged backgrounds, help them understand the profession and attract their application. We run a great mentoring scheme."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees and other fee earners and support staff are encouraged to take part in mentoring programmes and networking events with young people that want to gain an insight into legal work and get some work experience. We work with SEO and PRIME, amongst others."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The opportunity to spend a day shadowing fee earners for those at inner city schools."
First year trainee, London
"Work experience for students from less privileged backgrounds ensures that from an early age these candidates are considering the legal profession in a City law firm."
Second year trainee, London
"PRIME work experience for students from less privileged backgrounds to introduce them to the types of work at City law firms and to assist them in planning their future careers (i.e. Assistance with CVs)."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a number of schemes which the firm runs, including 'Pure Potential' - I attended a lunch for students recently, and offered my views on training contract applications and my life as a trainee."
Second year trainee, London
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