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Smart Start
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
Allen & Overy's Smart Start is a work experience programme that runs for a week in the summer and offers further business mentoring for the following academic year. They work specifically with young people from non-privileged backgrounds to provide insight into a range of career paths and to develop the skills to succeed. Through joining the Skills Builder Partnership, essential skills such as Teamwork and Presenting form a core part of the student learning log and are being developed in a rigourous, consistent way.
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