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Social Mobility

2014

"There are a number of schemes with links to other universities and the firm also takes part in PRIME."
Second year trainee, London
"PRIME scheme, reading scheme at a local school."
First year trainee, London
"In terms of social mobility the firm runs lots of outreach and mentoring programmes."
First year trainee, London
"We have a week where pupils from non-privileged backgrounds come for a mid-term internship. This is a great opportunity for us to hopefully give them exposure to jobs and roles which they might not otherwise have had. We also have a programme where we go to under-privileged schools to give talks about how the City works."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is involved in several outreach programme and is, in particular, an active client of RARE recruitment."
Second year trainee, London
"PRIME - gets students in to come and visit the firm who may not otherwise get to, runs work experience for school children too."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Lots of vacation schemes for less privileged students, open days, talks, etc."
Second year trainee, London
"Various work experience schemes in the past year or so and regular events where we invite school groups and others to come to the offices, meet employees and just demystify the whole process."
Second year trainee, London
"Recruitment fairs put on for prospective trainees varies across a wide range of universities."
First year trainee, London
"It is not seen as an issue - we hire the best people for the job. Like any firm these days an Oxbridge degree can be as much a burden as a benefit. I am state schooled, two separated working class parents, but not that many people here know that because it is just not the mentality that that kind of thing matters."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Graduate recruitment do regularly hold events for ethnic minority students who are high achievers to come and spend a day at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Links with organisations such as RARE Recruitment."
First year trainee, London
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