Allen & Overy is a founding member of PRIME, the work experience commitment from the legal profession.
PRIME aims to create an industry standard required to ensure fair access to quality work experience for school-age students across the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“The lack of social mobility in our society is not a problem that can be solved by any one organisation or any one sector. Sections of our society who play a part in the problem, and who have a stake in finding a solution, need to take collective responsibility and work together to provide meaningful solutions. The legal profession is a great example. If the cycle of unequal distribution of opportunity is to be broken, and the most talented people from all backgrounds are to be given a fair chance, the sector needs to act. And through the PRIME programme this is what it is doing.”
The Right Honourable Alan Milburn, MP
As a PRIME member, Allen & Overy is committed to providing work experience placements for students from less advantaged backgrounds to find out how the legal profession works - not just the role of lawyers, but information and insights into other functions like Finance, IT, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Development. The initiative will be evaluated on an annual basis to ensure all the firms signed up are achieving what they set out to.
More details can be found on the PRIME website.