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Bright Futures Programme

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Type of opportunity: 
First year programme
Application deadline: 

Our Bright Futures Programme is 9 month programme running from December 2019 to August 2020. The programme includes a week's work experience in December plus ongoing mentoring and engagement sessions. 

It has been created to give you a comprehensive introduction to what life in a city law firm entails, to help individuals develop their understanding and confidence. 

Who is it for?

You must be:

  • A first year law undergraduate or penultimate year non-law student
  • You must be a social mobility candidate, and meet two of the following criteria: be from a low income family, state school comprehensive, first generation of your family to attend university, be a refugee, have spent more than 3 months in local authority care.
  • An interest in pursuing a legal career at a an international commercial law firm
  • Be on track to securing a 2:1 degree qualification

What to expect:

  • We want you to have the opportunity to see what life is like as a trainee solicitor and whether this is the career for you.
  • This will involve a week’s work experience in one of our world-renowned departments, where you will gain an insight into our core industry sectors, be exposed to real work, observe legal transactions and learn about how we help our clients achieve their commercial goals.
  • You will be assigned a trainee mentor, who will support and coach you throughout the year. As well as having opportunities to be mentored and coached from the Graduate team and senior figures within the business. 
  • Participants are also invited back to the firm over the year to upskill and attend business development workshops and networking events. The content of these sessions will range from career workshops and assessment centre preparation through to business and commercial sessions.
  • In addition, all individuals will be offered an opportunity to attend one of our insight days, and if you perform well across the scheme you will be fast-tracked to one of our vacation scheme assessment centres in 2021.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: