Fasken Martineau is a member of PRIME, an organisation which encourages diversity in the legal profession and helps schoolchildren broaden their skills. PRIME is a pioneering initiative by the UK's leading law firms to encourage greater diversity in the legal profession by offering quality work experience and continuing support to young people from less privileged backgrounds.
Each year Fasken Martineau offers students aged 13-17 the opportunity to take part in a structured work experience programme that is co-ordinated and delivered by firm staff representing departments across our business.
The programme delivers a minimum of 30-35 hours of work experience and is designed to provide the young people involved with insight into all aspects of our business, not just in law, but also in our professional support services, such as Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing.
We continue to develop our relationship with Paddington Academy with students joining us for work experience during the summer. The students spend their time developing skills in a wide variety of areas such as communication, presentation, networking, negotiation and team work.
We look forward to developing a long-term relationship with Paddington Academy to achieve the aims of this valuable initiative, which benefits both the young people involved and the legal profession as a whole.