We reflect on another successful year of Pathways placements, with thanks to our programme supporters and partners.

The Sutton Trust Pathways programmes aim to support students to explore a range of careers and build essential knowledge, skills and confidence required to go on to higher education and the world of work. Work experience placements are a cornerstone part of our Pathways programmes and are offered to all students. 

We’ve been delighted that, despite the ongoing COVID pandemic and continued digital delivery, 2021 has been our biggest ever year of work experience placements for our Pathways students, with 890 placements offered by over 40 different employers across 60 placement streams. 

A special thanks to all of our programme supporters and partners for their continued commitment to championing social mobility, increasing access to their workplaces, and supporting our students with the opportunities to complete work experience. Our work experience hosts for this year were: 

February 2021: 

  • Accenture 
  • Alpha FMC 
  • Boult Wade Tennant 
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (East Midlands) 
  • Deutsche Bank 
  • DLA Piper LLP 
  • Eversheds Sutherland 
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP 
  • Irwin Mitchell (Leeds) 
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP (London) 
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP (Manchester) 
  • Macfarlanes LLP 
  • PayPal 
  • Rothschild & Co (London) 
  • Squire Patton Boggs 

April & May 2021: 

  • Bates Wells 
  • Cooley 
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (West Midlands) 
  • Eversheds Sutherland  
  • Francis Taylor Building 
  • Glennmont Partners 
  • Humphries Kirk LLP 
  • NatWest Group 
  • Pinsent Masons 
  • Rothschild & Co (Birmingham) 
  • Squire Patton Boggs 

Summer 2021: 

  • 12 King’s Bench Walk 
  • 39 Essex Chambers 
  • abrdn 
  • Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP 
  • Barclays 
  • The Bar Council 
  • BNY Mellon 
  • Boult Wade Tennant 
  • Business Growth Fund 
  • Doughty Street Chambers 
  • Harbottle & Lewis 
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP 
  • Irwin Mitchell (Bristol) 
  • Irwin Mitchell (Newcastle) 
  • Linklaters 
  • Magdalen Chambers 
  • Maitland Chambers 
  • Memery Crystal 
  • Mishcon de Reya LLP 
  • NatWest Group 
  • PayPal 
  • PwC 
  • Sharpe Pritchard LLP 
  • SMBP 
  • Trowers & Hamlins LLP (Exeter) 
  • Wilberforce Chambers 
  • Winckworth Sherwood LLP 

Thanks to all involved for another great year of our Pathways programmes! We are excited to continue working with all of our supporters and partners as we expand our Pathways programmes and support more students than ever in 2021/2022.  

If you work for an organisation in the Banking & Finance, Engineering, or Legal sectors and are interested in learning more about our programmes and opportunities to support our students by hosting them for work experience, our Employability Programme Manager, Gemma Collins ([email protected]), would love to hear from you. 

And if you are or know a Year 12 student who would be interested in being a part of our 2021-2023 Pathways programmes, you can find out more and apply here. Each programme will be packed with interactive events, opportunities for work experience, the chance to attend a summer school and access to a wealth of online resources – all completely free. 

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