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Eversheds Sutherland teams up with client Wincanton to offer work placements for BAME law students

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    Global legal practice Eversheds Sutherland is working with Wincanton, the largest British logistics provider, to offer five Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) law students week-long work placements.

    Eversheds Sutherland and Wincanton will help undergraduate university students and graduates gain an insight into a career in law from both a private practice and in-house perspective. The placement will run from Monday 10 to Friday 14 December 2018.

    During the week’s placement, students will work with lawyers from both companies to gain first-hand experience of legal practice and an understanding of the tasks lawyers undertake daily. Students will also be given an insight into what to expect during an assessment process and how to best showcase their abilities.

    Naeema Choudry, Partner, and BAME champion at Eversheds Sutherland comments:

    “We are delighted to have worked closely with long-standing client Wincanton to develop this unique work experience programme exclusively for BAME candidates as they are underrepresented in the legal profession. Wider ethnic representation in all areas of the legal profession is a key goal of our business, and something I am personally committed to. Our candidates will gain a real and practical insight into the life of a lawyer, both in-house in and a client-advisory setting and we look forward to welcoming our initial cohort in December.”

    Rajiv Sharma, Group Legal Director and Company Secretary at Wincanton, said:

    “We have 17,700 employees working across the UK and Ireland, and making sure we support minority groups to both start and thrive in their careers is important to us. Teaming up with a global top 15 law practice means that those chosen for these placements will benefit from top private practice expertise and our in-house knowledge. This will be invaluable in helping to start their careers in law.”

    The week will be split between Eversheds Sutherland’s Birmingham office and Wincanton’s Head Office in Chippenham.

    Wincanton and Eversheds Sutherland are looking for BAME students eligible to work in the UK with at least eight GCSEs (A - C) and 3 Bs at A-Level (or equivalent). Students must also be on course to achieve a 2:1 or higher in their degree.

    To register interest in the placement programme, candidates should contact

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