Foot Anstey's new vacation scheme opens the door to law for underrepresented individuals  

Law firm, Foot Anstey, announces a new vacation scheme offering aspiring lawyers from underrepresented Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience in the legal field.

Those that are successful will spend a week experiencing what it's like to be a Trainee Solicitor at Foot Anstey. At the end of the vacation scheme week, there will be a training contract assessment centre and those who are successful will be offered a training contract. Vacation Scheme participants will also take part in a series of masterclass sessions to develop their legal skills and commercial understanding. 

Felix Hebblethwaite, Group HR Director at Foot Anstey, commented: "We are excited to introduce our new Achieve vacation scheme, which reflects our ongoing commitment to improve access to legal careers. We understand the importance of gaining hands-on experience in the legal field, and this scheme has been carefully crafted to provide participants with a real taste of what it's like to work in a law firm. Foot Anstey is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and we encourage candidates to apply."

Key highlights of the vacation scheme at Foot Anstey include:

  • Hands-on experience: Participants will have the opportunity to work on real cases and projects, gaining practical experience and a deeper understanding of various areas of law.
  • Mentorship: Each participant will be paired with a dedicated mentor, providing guidance, feedback, and support throughout the scheme.
  • Networking opportunities: The scheme will include networking events and interactions with Foot Anstey's experienced legal professionals, enabling participants to build valuable connections within the industry.
  • Training and development: The scheme's masterclass series will give participants a unique opportunity to understand how to apply legal knowledge in a working environment.

Alongside the Achieve vacation scheme, Foot Anstey runs its Aspire vacation scheme which is open to all eligible candidates. Both schemes will be based across the firm's Bristol, Exeter and Southampton offices. 

The application deadline is 2 January 2024. To find out more about Foot Anstey's vacation schemes please visit:

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