Date of release: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nestle MentoringGreenwich law students will be receiving expert careers guidance thanks to a new mentoring programme.

The scheme will enable students and recent graduates from the university's School of Law to meet with lawyers working at Nestlé UK and Ireland, and White & Case LLP. Mentors will share their professional expertise and experience, as well as offering advice about career opportunities in law.

The programme kicked off with a launch event at White & Case's London offices to match students with their professional mentors.

Siraat Rangari, a 2016 LLB graduate from Greenwich, said: "I was absolutely ecstatic when I was offered a mentor, as well as an invitation to an evening where I could network with high-profile lawyers. I view it as a fantastic opportunity to receive precious guidance on careers in law, and I'm pleased to be part of the first year of the scheme."

The mentoring programme adds to the strong employability ethos in place at Greenwich, according to Sally Gill, Principal Lecturer and Director of the university's Legal Advice Centre.

Sally added: "I am delighted that we have been able to work with our partners on this mentoring scheme. Many of our students are the first in their families to go to university: a scheme like this really makes a difference to diversity within the legal profession, and ensures that our students compete on a more level playing field."

The programme forms part of Nestlé's Alliance for YOUth scheme, which provides work experience and training for young people across Europe.

Heather Fox, Senior Counsel, Group Legal, Nestlé UK and Ireland, said: "We are delighted to be working with the University of Greenwich and White & Case on a programme to support the Alliance for Youth initiative, which we see as being a mutually beneficial experience for both mentors and mentees."

Part of the university's Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, the School of Law offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and equips its students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a wide range of careers.

It regularly achieves outstanding satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. The 2017 Complete University Guide ranks the LLB (Hons) Law programme as number one in the London region for student satisfaction.

To find out more: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/study/law

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Picture: The mentoring launch event.