To find out more about the work experience programmes from some of the PRIME founding firms click through to the firms' pages from the selection below.
92% of students feel more confident and 89% more ambitious after taking part in the Smart Start Experience
The Smart Start Experience is a week-long programme for around 100 16-17 year old students. It is the largest programme of its kind in the legal sector to give structured work experience to young people from underprivileged backgrounds across London.
Addleshaw Goddard's Legal Access Week is an initiative that brings Years 11 and 12 students from local state schools in London and Leeds together with their staff to provide insights and experience into the profession.
Blake Lapthorn is committed to the principles of open access to legal careers.
This commitment builds upon all that we aim to do in our recruitment activity, which starts with quality work experience placements and includes developing long term relationships with local schools and higher education bodies. Click here to find out more.
Clifford Chance runs a number of work experience programmes for ambitious Year 12 students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also invite over 400 students to the Firm for our Raising Aspirations Education Days.
Break into Law is DLA Piper's global initiative focused on removing barriers to careers within the legal sector for underrepresented young people
As a global business law firm, improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the legal profession is a significant priority for us. Break Into Law involves a variety of programmes run throughout the world including mentoring, work experience, CV and interview skills workshops, research, thought leadership events and scholarships.
As part of Break into Law and our membership to PRIME, we run week-long work placements for non-privileged young people to give them a chance to develop their skills and abilities whilst learning about the opportunities available to them in our profession. Volunteers from all areas of our firm take part in our work experience by delivering interactive, skills-based workshops for the students. Students' feedback has revealed that they feel participation has helped them to develop their employability skills and increase their understanding of the skills employers are looking for.
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Eversheds Unlocked is aimed at students who have academic potential and an interest in law, but who may believe that a legal career is out of their reach.
Networked is an innovative five year scholarship scheme that provides experience, financial support and guidance to talented local students from year 12 who aspire to a career in the law or a related discipline.
Hogan Lovells offers around 380 work experience and insight opportunities into a career in law each year through a variety of different initiatives, including its own Ladder to Law programme.
Find out more about Hogan Lovells' Ladder to Law programme.
Linklaters 'Learn for work' programme raises the skills, aspirations and experience of over 10,000 young people in sixteen countries every year.
Pinsent Masons operates an award winning school work experience programme for over 150 students nationally.
Over the course of the one-week placement students undertake job shadowing in four different practice areas, attend presentations and seminars on commercial law and take part in a group exercise and Pinsent Masons quiz.
Click here to find out more.
The Key Project reinforces our commitment to give young people from average or below average income families an insight into the opportunities available at a law firm.