New careers advice initiative set up to help budding solicitors

A new careers advice initiative for budding lawyers, Aspiring Solicitors, has been set up by a number of founding members including Norton Rose, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Barclays.

The firms involved will provide a mixture of mentoring, internships, professional support and work experience opportunities to undergraduates interested in a career in law. It has a particular focus on encouraging people from backgrounds under-represented by the profession.

Norton Rose graduate recruitment partner Duncan Batchelor said: “We are committed to opening doors to the profession and in the last twelve months, we have provided mentoring or work experience to over a hundred young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. Our work together with Aspiring Solicitors, a brand new and exciting initiative to further open up access to the profession, continues to build on this success.”

Click here to check out the newly launched scheme’s website.