The Career Start Talent Pipeline 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. Our Career Start Talent Pipeline 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 up to 24 college/sixth-form students from state schools local to our UK offices that currently have little or no corporate support. In their first year, our Career Start students can expect to spend quality time with business professionals from our Firm through participation in our mentoring or work experience programmes. In the subsequent 4 years, they will receive a minimum of 6 hours contact time each year as we continue to engage and prepare our Career Start students for the world of further education and work.
A mentoring programme route student has said:
“Thank you for making the mentoring programme so successful and beneficial to me, especially considering all the challenges posed by everything currently going on in the world. The skills I have learnt will stay with me throughout my future career.”
Another student has said:
“A huge thank you to you and the Charles Russell Speechlys trainees for making this workshop possible for us. Personally, I absolutely loved and enjoyed learning about advice for going to University and maintaining professionalism in the workplace.”
A mentor has explained:
“Absolutely loved being part of the programme and it was inspiring seeing them all develop.”
Click here if you would like to understand more about the Programme.
When and How To Apply?
Mentoring Programme route
Applications for the 2022 programme will open in December.
Work Experience Programme route
Applications for July 2021 have now closed but will be open in for the 2022 programme in February.
We are proud to be working with Young Professionals who will be managing the application process on our behalf. Applications should be made using the link above.