Kaplan and Field Fisher Waterhouse in diversity launch

Kaplan Law School and Field Fisher Waterhouse have teamed up to launch a diversity access scheme targeting students from under-represented backgrounds.

Launching on 15 November, the scheme aims to make it easier for students from under-represented backgrounds who are studying the Graduate Diploma in Law or Legal Practice Course at Kaplan to apply for a vacation scheme at the firm.

To apply, applicants will be asked to submit a CV and covering letter and undergo a face-to-face interview. Successful applicants will then be invited to an assessment centre to be tested with applicants who have taken the usual route.

Amelia Spinks, graduate recruitment manager at Field Fisher Waterhouse, said: “The firm’s committed to recruiting the best talent and this scheme ensures we continue to do this. Students will have the opportunity to gain invaluable first hand experience of working in a law firm. Those that impress stand a real chance of being awarded a training contract offer.”

Last week the Law Society expressed ‘disappointment’ at the failure of the Legal Education and Training Review to discuss social mobility and diversity in its final consultation. (7 November 2012)