(L-R: Ashleigh Hill, Ben Swanson, Vincenzo Bavetta, Lucy Owen, Cerys Bisdee, Zainab Adelopo, Felicity Reed, Sophie Greatrex and Brooke Bindon)

Osborne Clarke is a member of the Social Mobility Business Partnership, a unique and award-winning social mobility programme that brings together companies and professional service organisations to broaden access to the legal and accounting professions for talented students. Osborne Clarke is a leading member of the board and an active participant in the programme.

In Bristol, Osborne Clarke has lead the 'Bristol Cluster' of law firms and our clients to ensure that a successful programme, helping 30 young people, can be delivered. The young people learn so much from spending time with the law firms and the in-house legal and accounting teams. They are then able to make informed choices about their careers and they receive on-going virtual mentoring from volunteers in the law firms and client organisations.

We hope that the young people that attend Osborne Clarke for work experience are inspired to pursue careers in law and that they come back to us as training contract applicants.