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Securing a Legal Training Contract as a State Educated Student

Our blog this month has been provided by Jonathan Andrews, future Trainee Solicitor at global law firm Reed Smith. Having been state educated himself, Jonathan has kindly shared his top tips to success with PP students – so over to Jonathan!  Like users of Pure Potential, I’m state-educated – I went to my local comprehensive. […]

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Could the ‘youth vote’ make a difference this general election?

So I would like to start by apologising for not blogging for a while! Things have been busy at PP HQ – we’ve had three events in two weeks and have been working on lots of exciting projects, including our PP: Sixth events and Cambridge Taster Days! What better than the general election to bring […]

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5 things I wish I’d known about Tax

If you like to be challenged intellectually, enjoy analysing the facts and are a creative thinker, then maybe you’re ready to follow in the footsteps of EY School Leaver trainee Charlotte. She joined the EY Tax team in Reading 2 years ago and is working towards her first professional qualification at EY, before she moves […]

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Work Experience – A Catch 22 Situation?

In a report out this week, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills found that 66% of employers say that work experience is a crucial factor when recruiting new candidates. We all know how valuable work experience can be at providing young people an insight into a particular job or industry, the chance to develop […]

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