Everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential irrespective of their background or circumstances. BEGINNINGS at Baker McKenzie makes a career in law more accessible by providing extensive support and rare opportunities to Year 12 students (or equivalent).
What does the programme involve?
BEGINNINGS at Baker McKenzie is an 18-month social mobility-focused development programme for Year 12 students interested in a career in law. As a global firm that values diverse thought and inclusive opportunities, Baker McKenzie is passionate about breaking down barriers for talent from all backgrounds and communities.
Each year, 20 students will be selected to join the programme and attend regular events both in-person and online. These include virtual skills sessions that develop an individual’s academic prowess and employability in law, as well as engaging networking opportunities and a three-day summer work experience placement in our London offices.
Students will also have a dedicated mentor assigned to them who will invest the time, advice and training needed to see them succeed. This is alongside a team that’s there to ensure you’re supported at every stage of your academic journey – from UCAS and exam guidance to pre-university preparation.
If you show a strong commitment and a real passion for a future in law, you could be invited to join our FUTURES at Baker McKenzie programme. This offers further support and development opportunities during your first year of university. You could also receive financial support and a place on our First Year Insight Scheme.