Hogan Lovells is set to host its social mobility programme Ladder to Law for the third year running. The programme will include giving students work experience with Vodafone’s in-house legal team.
The initiative is aimed at encouraging access to the legal profession for people from non-traditional backgrounds and involves working with 10 London schools outside the traditional ‘City’ catchment area.
From 19–23 August, a total of 15 students aged between 14 and 17 will take part in a number of initiatives at Hogan Lovells and Vodafone. They will spend three days at Hogan Lovells taking part in a range of personal development workshops, such as learning effective presentation and networking skills, making successful job applications and preparing for university interviews.
A smaller group will then spend two days with Vodafone, shadowing lawyers and taking part in legal workshops in order to gain an in-house legal experience and increase commercial awareness.