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Eversheds Unlocked

Are you in year 12 or your first year at College and wondering what direction to go in? Do you have an interest in Law but are unsure what a career in law would involve?

Our Unlocked Programme is the perfect answer. This innovative programme is aimed at students who have academic potential and an interest in law, but who may believe that a legal career is out of their reach. We're here to prove that it isn't.

If you attend a state school/sixth form or college and you are in your first year of A-Levels, with mainly GCSE 9 - 6/A* - B grades, little or no family history of higher education and a genuine interest in law - and lots of enthusiasm then you are eligible to enrol on to our programme!

You see, we're passionate about opening up legal careers to the best and brightest young minds - especially students, like you, who may not share the typical background of most legal professionals.

Our 2023 programme will be run virtually over three days, you will engage in a range of different activities to help you think about the actions you need to take to get to where you want to be in your career, both in the short term and the long term.

The programme will:

  • Dispel myths about what it's like to work in a major law firm.
  • Give you the chance to interact with current apprentices, trainees, partners, clients and barristers.
  • Explore the benefits of setting ambitious but achievable goals.
  • Offer advice on different ways of entering a firm.
  • Support you with one-to-one coaching sessions.
  • Help you develop non-academic strengths such as communication skills.

In short, Eversheds Sutherland Unlocked will actively engage you, inform you and inspire you to start your journey into law, whichever route you decide to take.

It's informative. It's interesting. It's useful. And, most importantly, it's fun. So why not get some brilliant experience and explore what a law career looks like from the inside out?

You should:

  • attend a state (non-fee paying) school; and
  • be in Year 12; and
  • be or have been eligible for free school meals (or where this information is difficult or sensitive to obtain, the participant attends a school that is significantly above the regional average in terms of number of students eligible for free school meals); and
  • be of the first generation in their immediate family to attend university.

This programme will run virtually on the following dates in the locations listed below:

  • Newcastle, Cardiff, Manchester – 22nd – 24th February 
  • Birmingham, Nottingham, Edinburgh - 4th-6th April
  • Leeds, London – 12th – 14th April
We are now closed to applications for our 2023 Unlocked programme.

At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require.

Don’t just take our word for it though, hear what students have to say.