Revolut has partnered up with Linklaters, one of its panel firms, to offer a new mentoring scheme with Aspiring Solicitors.

Revolut partner and group GC Tom Hambrett, and senior legal counsels Sarah Baldwin and Marley Ali, are driving the initiative alongside panel firm Linklaters to give young people considering a career in law a chance to gain valuable insights into the legal industry.

The scheme will provide Aspiring Solicitors mentees with mentors from both Revolut and Linklaters, who will coach and guide them through a programme tailored to prepare them for completing a training contract.

This will also involve group on-site sessions at Linklaters and Revolut, as well as regular one-to-one engagement between mentor and mentee.

Revolut has selected mentors from various teams within its 60-person legal department to ensure there is the right diverse mix of experience to support and complement each young person’s background.

Commenting on the initiative, Hambrett said: “The success of Revolut’s in-house legal team is built on celebrating our diverse backgrounds and experiences.

“That is why we are very excited to launch in collaboration with Linklaters this mentoring scheme to support the young members of Aspiring Solicitors and promote equal opportunities to access our legal profession.”

Speaking for Linklaters, partner Elizabeth Dowd added: “Linklaters is committed to ensuring that socio-economic background, race, disability and LGBTQ+ identity are never barriers to success. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the pulse of our firm and we are committed to using our position as a global business to create fairer systems and a more inclusive culture within our firm and beyond.

“In honour of these principles, we are delighted to be partnering with Revolut on this exciting mentoring programme in which mentees will gain valuable commercial insight and career advice, leaving the scheme more confident and prepared for the next step in their career journey.”

Speaking to The Lawyer last year, Revolut’s in-house team said they viewed Baker McKenzie, Latham & Watkins and Linklaters as core firms, along with Norton Rose Fulbright, Osborne Clarke and Slaughter and May.

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