Diversity

8.8 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2017)

2017

"The firm provides flexible working and part-time contracts for both mothers and fathers. As with many firms, there are fewer women in senior roles but there are also staff at all levels who appear to be trying to change that. I don't think the firm is as ethnically diverse as it could be, yet. On the social mobility front, the firm seems to have managed to avoid being Oxbridge heavy in its recent trainee intakes."
First year trainee, London
"This is an area where Osborne Clarke is certainly making a considerable effort to promote diversity. Osborne Clarke Women is a recently established initiative that encourages women in the workplace. An LGBT network has also been launched recently."
First year trainee, London
"There is a team dedicated to diversity and wellbeing and we had a week dedicated to diversity. As part of this, we were invited to talks on things such as involuntary bias. There is also a women's working group that we are invited to take part in. There is a lot of flexibility in place for parents."
First year trainee, Bristol
"This is something that Osborne Clarke is really focusing on at the moment. There are often diversity events and the firm encourages employees from all levels to attend. I have been to a number of events focused on women/ethnic minorities and they have all been very well attended."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Diversity is something that's taken very seriously from the top of the firm down. There are various initiatives and the firm is very inclusive. Retention and promotion is transparent and, as far as I'm aware, childcare and maternity leave provisions are good. The firm has a focus on social mobility and, in August, I am helping out with a social mobility initiative in Bristol."
First year trainee, Bristol
"This is an area that could be improved on, but steps are already being taken to do so. A 'Women's Network' and 'LGBT Network' have been set up to ensure that both groups have a stronger voice within the firm on issues such as diversity, promotion and so on. There are also a number of sessions run with schools in less advantaged areas and one-week placements in the summer for the most promising children from those schools."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2015

"OC is a very understanding firm with respect to diversity issues, and they want you to be your best at work, so will generally help you out where possible and accommodate you."
First year trainee, London

2014

"We have representative 'Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Champions'. There are focus groups on flexible working, parental leave and female career progression and over the next 18 months the committee will also consider LGBT, ethnicity, disability and social mobility."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Osborne Clarke promotes diversity and flexible working, with dedicated focus groups, led at partner level, to look at encouraging diversity."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is working hard on its diversity policy and has put various committees in place to ensure these issues are brought to the fore."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is taking steps to address diversity issues, in particular women. Quite a number of female employees work flexible hours."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"OC are running a scheme to improve diversity and support women in the workplace. Female staff have made partnership while working part-time."
First year trainee, London

2013

"I'm not sure what the exact policy is, but there are generally more females than males in the trainee groups and recent NQ groups. The firm seems to be very accommodating in terms of maternity leave."
Second year trainee, London
"Not very diverse at all. Few female partners."
Second year trainee, Bristol
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
Top