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Leading firm announce bursary scheme

21st February 2012

One of the UK’s five biggest ‘Magic Circle’ law firms has unveiled details of a new scheme which will benefit two less economically and socially privileged University College London students each year.

By meeting appropriate social criteria and demonstrating that they have the academic skills needed to become a successful City lawyer, those selected by the practice will enjoy a £10,000 bursary, as well as the chance to partake in a range of professional activities.

Both selected candidates will receive a fully paid work experience post lasting for eight weeks and a guaranteed training contract interview; the placement will apparently take place for a fortnight each over the Christmas and Easter breaks, with the final four weeks being worked during the summer.

Legal recruitment agencies in London striving to ensure quality law graduates from all walks of life secure suitably rewarding first positions will find it gratifying to see such a high-profile firm engaging in efforts to improve social mobility within the industry.