Employment Programmes

Reed Smith Black Aspiring Solicitors Scheme 2019

Register your interest in Aspire for 2019 and access the amazing opportunities like this Reed Smith Black Aspiring Solicitors Scheme!

    Register your interest for Aspire 2019

    Aspiring Solicitors is delighted to be partnering with Reed Smith to deliver our first Black Aspiring Solicitors Mentoring Scheme to 8 black / mixed black AS members. This year’s scheme will run from September 2019 and will be open to both law and non-law students who are eligible for a vacation scheme (i.e. penultimate or final year students).

    Securing a place on the scheme will not only give you access to regular mentoring calls with Reed Smith’s lawyers, but you will also have the opportunity to attend bespoke workshops covering everything from a tailored application masterclass, interview masterclass and how to tackle commercial awareness questions.  The firm will also host exclusive networking events, allowing you to meet trainees, associates and partners, whilst building your profile ahead of the competitive application season.


    To be eligible you must be of black or mixed black heritage, be in your penultimate or final year of university and be on track to receiving a 2:1 university degree classification.

    You must also be accepted onto our AS Aspire programme, through which you will also receive coaching from the Employability Team at Aspiring Solicitors.

    To benefit from this mentoring scheme, you must be accepted onto our AS Aspire Programme. Find out more about Aspire and apply today!