Community outreach is really important in the London office. There are numerous ways that you can get involved in the local community. For example, we have a 25-year partnership with Shapla Primary School in Tower Hamlets. Every week, a team of people from Clifford Chance attend and support the children in literacy and numeracy. To date, over 1,500 children have been partnered and given support.
Reinforcing the firm's commitment to education, we also offer mentoring opportunities to students from many local schools. The central aim of mentoring is to support and guide students as they learn about the world of work. This means aiming to increase the self-confidence of the student and to broaden their horizons and realise their potential.
For mentors, it's an opportunity to put to good use life and career experiences. Mentors become an important part in students' lives and can potentially make real changes in the local community.