CITY SOLICITORS HORIZONS (CS Horizons) APPLICATION
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (‘SEO’) London is proud to announce its partnership with the City Solicitors Horizons programme - a pilot social mobility initiative to improve access to the legal profession for first year undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. The pilot has been initiated by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET) and The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF), with the support of the City of London Law Society (CLLS) and leading law firms.
ABOUT SEO LONDON
We are an alumni-driven charity that seeks to improve the academic and career potential of students from under-represented communities. We were chosen as delivery partner for the City Solicitors Horizon programme based on our expertise in educating, inspiring, training and mentoring students from these communities to help them realise their potential.
Since 2000, SEO Careers has helped more than 5,000 talented university students secure competitive internship and graduate roles with over 60 of the UK’s most prestigious employers. This includes the training contract programmes of 17 of the City’s top law firms as well as graduate legal programmes of many leading global financial institutions and corporates.
ABOUT THE CSH PROGRAMME
Each year, 50 first year university students either studying law or committed to pursuing a career in law will be selected to participate in an outstanding three-year support programme alongside their undergraduate degrees.
Classroom and one-to-one training sessions
Personal mentoring from lawyers at our leading sponsor firms
Work experience placements
Our training covers the full spectrum of legal career paths. It is designed to significantly improve your skills and equip you for your chosen law career.
Your mentors will offer you regular face to face or Skype meetings and support you at critical times e.g. making applications for vacation schemes and training contracts.
We will provide you with excellent work experience placements with sponsor City law firms, in-house legal departments and various high profile legal organisations.
The programme is supported by 18 leading law firms:
Supporting organisations include:
THE CITY OF LONDON SOLICITORS’ COMPANY
CITY SOLICITORS EDUCATIONAL TRUST (CSET)
THE LEGAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (TLEF)
THE CITY OF LONDON LAW SOCIETY (CLLS)
To apply you
- Must have been educated at a state funded (non-fee paying selective or non-selective) school; and either:
- be of the first generation of your immediate family to attend university; or
- have been eligible for free school meals or some other form of income-related financial assistance; or
- have been in care/is a care leaver.
- Be committed at this stage of your university course to joining the legal profession; and
- Have, in the judgement of your university, a strong potential to succeed academically.
- You must also study at a university based in London or the south east of England (please see FAQs for more details.)
Anyone who has already gained a training contract or has been selected for Pathways Plus is not eligible to apply.
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Tel: 020 7400 0410
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