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FIRST HEADSTART (FH)

OPEN  3/4/2017 CLOSED   23/6/2017   

 

 

The First Headstart programme is targeted at students from ethnic minority backgrounds in their first year (law degree) and second year (non-law) at university based in the UK. 

Why Are We running the First Headstart Programme?

The First Headstart programme is targeted at students from ethnic minority (African, Caribbean, Asian) and/ or socially disadvantaged (first generation in the immediate family to attend university/ receive(d) education maintenance/ school meals) backgrounds in their first year (law degree) and second year (non-law) at university in the UK. 

On the programme you will be given an insight into what students should be doing to prepare themselves for a career in law, including.

  • Practical introduction to commercial awareness
  • An insight to different routes to the legal profession
  • Participation in career development exercises
  • Work shadowing
  • Making the most of networking – professionally approaching lawyers
  • Provide hints and tips on vacation scheme applications and interviews
  • Provide advice from recent graduates and trainees

Aims of the First Headstart Programme

The aim of the First Headstart programme is to:

  • Educate and inform about what the legal profession has to offer and the available wide-ranging opportunities.
  • Provide hints and tips on vacation scheme applications and interviews
  • Provide advice from recent graduates and trainees
  • Provide insight into what students should be doing to prepare themselves for a career in law, including:
    • Practical introduction to commercial awareness
    • An insight to different routes to the legal profession
    • Participation in career development exercises
    • Work shadowing
    • Making the most of networking – professionally approaching lawyers

What We Offer on the First Headstart Programme

The programme consists of a 1-day interactive workshop (which will take place in London on 5th July 2017), with sessions delivered by experienced lawyers and graduate recruitment personnel currently working within the legal industry. It will be like attending an open day with several firms simultaneously. There is also the potential opportunity to visit selected law firms for work shadowing in the summer.

Companies that will be represented at the training and networking workshop include Barclays, Baker & McKenzie, DAC Beachcroft, the Government Legal Service (GLS), Pinsent Masons, Sidley Austin, the University of Law, and Vodafone.

Our Participants Views 

Click here to see what last years participants had to say about the programme. Lawrence Mansfield, Kimberley Chukuemeka, Ahmed Shooble

2015 participants, Taj Tyagi and Tarnpreet Kaur give their overview of the First Headstart programme. Click here.

To hear what our 2014 First Headstart participants had to say about the programme, click here.

Apply

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 23 June 2017 and places will be offered on a rolling basis so it is important to apply early to increase your chances of success.

Click here to apply for the First Headstart Programme.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about applying please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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