Valuable content rich work experience programmes for aspiring lawyers.
We are proud to offer young people an insight into the world of work through our Aspire with Ashfords programme, which aims to inspire students to think ahead to a possible career in law and to begin developing key business skills.
In order to maximise access to work experience opportunities, we have partnered with two social mobility focused organisations to deliver our Aspire with Ashfords programmes:
We work with the Bristol Future Talent Partnership to deliver a shared objective of removing barriers and raising the aspirations of young people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do this by offering a meaningful work experience programme to ethnically diverse Year 12 students at our Bristol office, which includes group projects interactive sessions and workshops, designed to expand knowledge of career opportunities and promote core career skills such as cv writing, interview techniques, team working, networking and presenting. More information on the Bristol Future Talent Partnership can be found here.
Aspire also forms part of our commitment to Pathways to Law in conjunction with the University of Exeter and The Sutton Trust, to offer fair access to quality work experience for Year 12 students in the Exeter area.
To obtain a place on the programme, students must be high achieving academically but they are also required to meet specific social mobility criteria, such as being in receipt of free school meals, attending a school with a lower than average progression rate to Higher Education or being the first in their generation to attend university. For more information about this programme, click here.
We are passionate about offering valuable, content filled work experience programmes to participating students. Due to the time and resource required in the organisation of these weeks, we are not able to offer any work experience opportunities outside of the programmes noted above.
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