This nine-month programme is aimed at people from lower socioeconomic status groups who've not yet had an opportunity to gain commercial work experience. Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria: You should have been eligible for free school meals between the ages of 11-16, have grown up in a household where no parent/guardian had attended university, or have experience of another form of social disadvantage. And just to let you know, we will also use RARE – a contextual recruitment system that’s been built with fairness and equality front of mind.
You don’t need to have previous legal experience, but you should be on track for a 2:1 degree and definitely be commercially-minded and able to tell us why you think you’d be a good fit here.
You’ll need to make your application online between 27 September 2021 and 02 January 2022. We’ll ask you to fill in your personal details, tell us about any previous work experience and answer a number of questions about why you’d like to join our firm, and this programme in particular. We’ll also want to know about your commercial awareness.
You don’t need to have any previous legal experience – this is more about us finding out about your skills and potential. We use RARE contextual recruitment which helps us to look at your achievements in context and ensures we get the broadest possible mix of attendees. Please make sure you’ve checked the programme criteria before making your application.
If you’re shortlisted, you’ll have a telephone interview between 10 January 2022 and 12 January 2022. It’ll last for about 35 to 40 minutes and will be focused on why you’d like to work in law as well as on your skills and achievements so far.