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Are you interested in a career in the law and from a disadvantaged background? If so check out City Solicitors’ social mobility scheme the Horizons Programme. They are offering 50 places for students . The scheme involves training sessions, personal mentoring , work experience placements and support for three years whilst you study for your degree.

To be eligible you must have been educated at a state-funded (non-fee paying selective or non-selective school) and either:

a.be of the first generation of your immediate family to attend university; or
b.have been eligible for free school meals or some other form of income-related financial assistance; or
c.have been in care/is a care leaver; or
d.If none of the circumstances above apply to you, but you come from a background that has put you at a significant disadvantage, you will have the opportunity to tell us about this on your application form. We may need to ask you for other relevant information to be able to consider your application.

SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates must have at least ABB/320 UCAS points excluding General Studies at A-Level (or equivalent)*. Candidates must be in either:
1. their first year of a law or non-law degree at university; or
2.be in the penultimate year of a non-law degree at university with the intention of completing the Graduate Diploma in Law; or
3. be in the second year of a four year non-law degree at university.
*If you have not achieved the specified grade due to mitigating circumstances you may still apply if you provide an explanation.

 

City Solicitors’ website has the full details. Note the deadline has been extended to 29th January 2017.