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    Eversheds Sutherland teams up with Wincanton for another year to offer paid work experience to BAME law students 

    Eversheds Sutherland is once again working with Wincanton, the largest British logistics provider, to offer up to eight Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) law students a week-long work placement.

    Eversheds Sutherland and Wincanton will afford undergraduate university students and graduates an opportunity to gain an insight into a career in law from both a private practice and in-house perspective. The placement will run from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September 2019.

    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 be working with long-standing client Wincanton to offer another cohort of BAME candidates the chance to participate in a paid work experience placement. We give our candidates the opportunity to gain a practical, hands-on experience of a career in the legal profession, both strengthening and building on existing skills and knowledge. Wider ethnic representation remains a key goal of our business, and we look forward to welcoming our second round of candidates in September.”

    The week will be held at Eversheds Sutherland’s One Wood Street office in London.

    Wincanton and Eversheds Sutherland are looking for BAME students 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. An interest for a career in commercial law is also desirable.

    This work experience opportunity is designed as a positive action measure to address an identified underrepresentation of people from Black, Asian, minority ethnic backgrounds in the legal profession.

    To register interest in the placement programme, candidates should contact

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    This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.

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