Our Early Bird Pathway is supports, develops, and equips young people from low socio-economic backgrounds with the skills they need to achieve their career potential as part of Bird & Bird’s flagship social mobility initiative.
As part of this pathway, the Early Bird Scholarship offers a mentoring scheme with our trainees for support and career guidance during your university studies in law, work experience at the firm, tailored workshops and skills sessions, and financial assistance of £7,500 paid in instalments over your time at university.
As an Early Bird Scholar, you automatically have a place on our Flying Start Programme in your first year. We hope that as your knowledge and understanding of the legal world and Bird & Bird develops, you will choose to apply for a training contract with us.
Applications open on Thursday 17 August 2024 and close on Friday 11 October 2024 at midnight. Our Scholarship is open to all students at the end of Year 13 receiving their A-Level results/starting university who meet our eligibility criteria.