Top firms increasingly target vac schemers

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  • Parent funded, public school, white, British and up themselves. That'll be the template firms have followed for the last fifty years and that's why the majority of backgrounds of partners in firms is........Parent funded, public school, white, British and up themselves...............self perpetuating, self fulfilling and self congratulatory.

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  • @ Bobby Smith: I think I largely agree with your brutally honest comment, accept that many top firms do now recruit from a very diverse range of ethnicities, which is obviously very good. However, coming from a poor background is still a gigantic hurdle for people to get past, which most can't. For anyone who refutes the barrier poverty/lower income backgrounds presents on a 'general' scale, please do a little bit of background reading on the many stats supporting this view.

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  • @Bobby Smith and @Anonymous I agree in part with both of your statements. However, I am inclined to say that although many top firms claim to recruit from a wide range of ethnic diversities, there are still other barriers that need to be crossed; as mentioned coming from a poor background. There is also no consideration of the fact that some hopefuls did not have such good fortune as to attend a university on the top 10 and, even though they have acheived high grades, this matter is still shown prejudice when applications are examined. A friend of mine from college has written a response to this (which can be read at http://lanternofsouls.blogspot.co.uk/ ) and I agree that vac schemes are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain!

    Please do check out the aforementioned article at http://lanternofsouls.blogspot.co.uk/

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