Lead Yourself to Law
In 2016-17, Leaders Unlocked is working with leading law firm Hickman and Rose to offer unique opportunities for young adults from non-traditional groups to gain valuable experience in the legal sector.
How it works
Lead Yourself to Law is a pilot project which being co-produced with young adults themselves. The project comprises of the following elements:
- Work placements: 4 young adults are being selected to take part on week-long work placements at the firm. These individuals are being carefully selected on the basis of their interests and matched with an appropriate supervisor.
- Mentoring: 6 young adults will receive one-to-one mentoring for at least 6 months with a solicitor from the firm. The the structure for the mentoring will be devised with input from the young people, and the mentors will be matched to the interests and aspirations of the mentees.
- Taster Day: In February 2017, a group of 20 young people will be recruited from London colleges to come to a Taster Day at the offices of Hickman and Rose. This day will be designed by young adults to ensure that it addresses their needs. It will feature a range of elements such as career talks from different members of the firm, CV building, mock interviews, networking, tips for applying to university or training schemes.