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    Career Start Talent Pipeline Programme

The Career Start Talent Programme provides training, support, and guidance to students from underrepresented backgrounds over a five-year period.

Our aim is to help them navigate the different milestones in their studies and career planning.

We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce and we identified a need to provide longer-term support to young people in order to improve their social mobility and access to professional opportunities. The Career Start Talent Programme provides various skills-based workshops, training, networking, and information sessions to help talented students reach their full potential in their chosen career.

Each year, the programme identifies and selects Year 12 students from non-selective schools local to our UK offices. In their first year, our Career Start students can expect to spend quality time with business professionals from our Firm through mentoring and work experience. In the following 4 years, students will attend workshops, masterclasses and other education support to continue to engage and prepare our Career Start students for the world of further education and work.

How to apply?

Applications for our 2025 programme will open in Autumn 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the Career Start Programme, please contact the Career Start team.

Apply here


Supervising a student in the Career Start programme is really rewarding as, for many of the students, it is their first opportunity to obtain legal work experience. It comes at an important stage in their academic/career journey (prior to applying to university or for Apprenticeship programme), and therefore the insight into the legal sector provided by the programme is really valuable.”

Work Experience Supervisor

We are delighted to be supporting such talented and engaged young people as part of our flagship social mobility talent pipeline programme, Career Start. We are looking forward to seeing how they progress over the years and encouraging them at every step to succeed in their chosen career."

Louise Ward, Apprenticeship Partner

I had a great time on the programme, thank you so much for this opportunity. It's been really educational for me, and I have learned a lot from this."

Career Start Student

Thank you so incredibly much for this opportunity and all of your help. You have helped me tremendously!”

Career Start Student

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