Work experience is now an essential stepping stone to learning about the world of work. However, it can be hard for talented school-age students to access these opportunities if they come from a less privileged background or don't have the right contacts to call on.
To help overcome this challenge, the PRIME founding members, and The Sutton Trust, have created a commitment to ensure fair and equal access to quality work experience in the real world of work, where people can gain valuable experience to use in their lives and future careers.
With the support of the Law Societies of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland an increasing number of law firms are signing up to this commitment and word is spreading. We want to reach hundreds of diverse firms across the country to establish the strongest foundation upon which PRIME can expand and flourish. The initiative has been broadened to include the legal departments of organisations that work with law firms, who can support PRIME by partnering with law firms or signing up themselves and running their own work experience programme. Click here to find out how legal departments are supporting PRIME.
This site is primarily for law firms interested in signing up to the PRIME commitment. It gives practical information about what the commitment entails and is a useful reference point for firms already signed up to PRIME.