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Legal Launch Pad programme open now

The Legal Launch Pad programme is open and the deadline is midnight on 1 November 2017.

The Legal Launch Pad is a structured nine-month (January to September) intensive training, networking and mentoring programme open to those studying for a legal career. The aim of this programme is to help prepare participants for the legal profession by providing career and personal development avenues via training workshops, mentoring and work (vacation scheme and mini pupillage) placements. The LLP Programme is free to access for students (selection is by online application and telephone interview) and offers work placements; mock interviews; mentoring; high quality training workshops on commercial awareness, negotiation, application forms, CVs and assessment centres, presentation skills; networking and other opportunities.

The programme is sponsored nationally by well-known organisations in the UK including Barclays, Baker McKenzie, DAC Beachcroft, the Government Legal Service (GLS), Hackney Council, Pinsent Masons, Reed Smith, Sidley Austin, the University of Law and Vodafone. Students on the programme gets lots of exposure to recruiters and career opportunities at these firms. Their charitable aim is achieved through their flagship Legal Gateway Scheme (LGS), providing access for those aged 13-30 to a wide range of opportunities in the legal industry; including training and information about the available opportunities and equipping participants with the skills to take advantage of these opportunities. The scheme runs nationwide with particular focus on London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.      

Level 2/3 Law and non-Law students and recent graduates can apply. The scheme will accept applications from those over 30 years and targets students from African, Caribbean, Asian and other ethnic minority or socially disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK (England and Wales)

Places are offered on a rolling basis, so it is important to apply well before the deadline.

To hear what students from 2015 and 2016 had to say about their time on the LLP programme, see "Why You Should Apply" and other testimonial videos (here and here).

Click to download the flyer.

For more information, please visit the BLD Foundation website or contact if you have any questions.

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