International law firm CMS has launched an online resource aimed at supporting young people in secondary school education as they prepare to enter the world of work.

The #CMSBuildingBetterFutures hub provides an insight into CMS and the legal industry, and the many different roles within a commercial law firm, along with support to help young people develop the skills required for further education and beginning a career.

Sixteen people holding different positions within the firm provide an insight into the legal industry, speaking about their roles, their day's work and the skills required, and further video clips provide advice on creating a great CV, and preparing for interview. 

Penelope Warne, senior partner of CMS UK, commented: "CMS is committed to building better futures for all. Engaging with young people and supporting students by providing access to quality educational programmes has always been a core part of this work. We believe the creation of #CMSBuildingBetterFutures Hub will make a real difference in delivering rewarding and sustainable futures."

Emily Catterwell, senior corporate responsibility manager at CMS UK, added: "The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant challenges and is having a detrimental effect on young people across all of our local communities. As a firm, our face-to-face interaction with young people has been paused. Many are unable to access information and insight into the world of work as well as employability skills training that is offered by employers year-round. We hope our #CMSBuildingBetterFutures Hub will be a welcome form of support for young people during these rather strange times and beyond."