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Eversheds Unlocked for Students

Date Posted: 17/09/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

QE student, Mae Hyman Banks has just completed a coveted summer work placement with international law firm Eversheds.

17 year old Mae from Scorton was one of a hundred students from all over the country who had the opportunity to find out about a career as a lawyer.  Based at Eversheds’ Leeds office, Mae learned about the services the law firm provides as well as how it functions as a business.  She attended a workshop on litigation and was able to speak to trainee solicitors, associates and partners and some of their high profile clients.  Mae was also assigned a personal mentor who helped her with her progression plans and personal development.

Mae commented:

“The experience reinforced my determination to go into the law; it gave me more focus as I was able to identify what I need to do to be successful.  I have been invited to apply for Eversheds’ Academy which means that I will be mentored by a senior partner through my A2 year and at university.  The Academy also offers two weeks work experience for the next the four years.  All in all the experience was invaluable; I made really good contacts and would certainly encourage other students to apply.’’

Liz Bryan, QE’s Higher Education Co-ordinator, added:

“This scheme is a joint initiative with the Sutton Trust and the College of Law and is aimed at state school students in their first year of A Levels. It gives students the opportunity to get some brilliant work experience and explore what a law career looks like from the inside.”

At QE, Mae is studying A Level English, History and French.