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Rare's Contextual Recruitment System helps solve social mobility problem according to government report

The 2016 State of the Nation report, written by the Social Mobility Commission, named Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) as a part of the solution to Britain’s social mobility problem. 

The report includes the findings of Rare’s most recent read more


The magic begins

Do you remember your first week at university? I do. I turned up with sixteen pots and pans and no idea of how to budget my time, money or Maltesers. Unlike this year’s UniStart attendees, who were well advised, I didn’t have a clue.

Across two different days and two different venues, the exclusive pre-university event saw the highest achieving black school-leavers in the country come together to celebrate their grades, meet each other and prepare for university... read more


The journey of a soon to be Clifford Chance trainee

Leonie Campbell-King, former Rare intern, Articles programme alumnus and Clifford Chance future trainee first became acquainted with Rare in her first year at UCL – and she’s been involved with us ever since!

Leonie’s journey so far

Initially, Leonie thought she was interested in banking, and through Rare attended a number of first year insight events... read more


Rare's Discuss programme helps Clifford Chance be 'Best of the Best'

Clifford Chance has won the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) social mobility award for its ground breaking new approach, incorporating work such as Rare’s Discuss programme.

Clifford Chance didn’t just win one award; they also won the ‘Best of the Best’ award... read more


Allen and Overy signs up to Rare's expanded Discuss programme

Following its successful trial year, Rare’s Discuss social mobility programme now has a second Magic Circle partner: Allen and Overy.

The programme, trialled this year with the University of Oxford, will expand in 2014-15 to the University of Cambridge as well as universities in London... read more


Rare and Clifford Chance win Law Society Diversity Award

Clifford Chance and Rare have won the Law Society Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award for 2013.

Clifford Chance's successful relationship with Rare and its Articles programme has seen the hires of target minority groups almost treble, from 4 per cent in 2010-11 to 11 per cent in 2013-14... read more


Rare's Articles programme wins diversity award

Rare’s Articles programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic lawyers has achieved national acclaim at the annual UK Diversity Legal Awards by winning the ‘Attracting Talent’ Award.

The awards, run by the Black Solicitors Network, took place at The Law Society in London on Wednesday 14th November in front of an audience of 100 barristers, partners of law firms and senior HR and diversity professionals... read more