Supporting the 10,000 Interns Foundation
Linkcity is proud to be supporting legal firm, Osborne Clarke as they welcome their second cohort of interns through the 10,000 Black Foundation.
This programme is designed to connect talented people to life-changing opportunities and dramatically increase representation by providing paid internships for Black students and graduates across the UK within a range of sectors.
Osborne Clarke, a firm Linkcity works closely with, welcomed 12 interns across its offices in Bristol, Reading and London this summer for the six-week programme. This second cohort of interns has also been given the opportunity to undertake two placements directly with one of Osborne Clarke’s clients, of which Linkcity are one.
We were delighted to welcome Daniel Owusu, Kayana Smith and Naomi Yikuno-Amlak to our offices where they spent two days getting to know the business and meeting our colleagues as well as visiting one of our live developments, Tustin Estate.
Amanda Child, Head of Legal at Linkcity said, “Osborne Clarke is one of my favourite law firms to work with on projects and when the 10kBI initiative was mentioned, I was delighted that Linkcity could offer interns a placement this summer. Naomi, Kayana and Daniel were perfect guests in our office and it was a pleasure to give them an insight to the role of an in-house lawyer where they had the chance to meet some of the team on Osborne Clarke’s client side. We all also had the opportunity to visit our sister company, Bouygues UK, the main contractor on site at Phase 1 of Linkcity’s Tustin Estate development. I do hope the interns enjoyed themselves with Linkcity and the in-house legal team.”
Naomi said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Linkcity. We had a holistic exposure into Linkcity as a business rather than just the legal side which I really appreciated! The site visit to Tustin Estate was great to put the things we learned about the regeneration development into a tangible perspective. Thank you to Amanda and the whole team for this experience!”
Kayana said, “My Linkcity placement was very insightful. I loved getting to know the different teams and the different legal and non-legal elements that go into developing a site. Additionally, the site visit was a once in a lifetime opportunity! Thank you to Linkcity, and Bouygues UK, for hosting us, I thoroughly enjoyed my time!”
Linkcity looks forward to continuing to support Osborne Clarke and the 1000 Black Interns Programme going forward.