Smart Start work experience programme launches in India
03 March 2016
The Smart Start Experience, Allen & Overy’s award-winning work experience scheme, launches in India on 8 March.
The programme, which aims to give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds a real insight into the world of business, will be held in collaboration with the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) project in India. IDIA identifies candidates with potential from marginalised and under-represented backgrounds and aims to introduce them to law as a career option.
Jonathan Brayne, partner at Allen & Overy, commented: “We believe that high quality work experience is a vital first step on the career ladder and a valuable educational experience, so we’re excited about bringing the Smart Start scheme to India for the first time. Partnering with IDIA means that we are building on some of the excellent work that is already being done to empower these students and the communities that they belong to; we’re proud to be part of this effort.”