An in-house leader in Volkswagen’s U.K. legal team has developed a ‘first-of-its-kind’ internship which provides spots to those who are under-represented in the legal profession, in efforts to promote diversity and social mobility in the industry.

The automotive group welcomed its first set of interns on Monday for the two-week programme, which will see interns work with 12 lawyers and trainee solicitors from both Volkswagen Group and Shoosmiths.