A promising young student has secured a training contract with a prestigious law firm.

Hamza Khan, from Blackburn, has been admitted to a magic circle law firm Linklaters after completing a summer internship with them.

Currently studying at London School of Economics in his final year, the 20-year-old had been dreaming of a career at a magic circle law firm since he was in high school.

He said: “I looked up the magic circle law firms in the UK when I was in year 10.

“Every decision I have made since then has been for this day, to be working for them is really prestigious and it is humbling.”

Mr Khan was also a deputy youth MP in 2015 and full-time youth MP from 2016 to 2017.

During this time, he set up an event to raise awareness for mental health with Lancashire Mind, which won him the Youth of the Year award by One Voice in 2017 and the Youth Campaigner of the Year.

The student did face some struggles being from a broken family home but has overcome these with motivation to do well in the future.

He said: “There wasn’t anyone I could relate to at LSE, because of my background, and being from Blackburn too, I found I was a minority.

“I questioned whether I belonged because it can give people anxiety when moving to bigger towns.”

But, the aspiring solicitor credits his mum for supporting him through his studies.

He said: “It has been tough growing up without a father, but my mum has been very supportive and helped me throughout everything.”

Mr Khan got onto an internship programme for Linklaters after applying for the summer placement through Pathways Plus.

After a month at the firm, he was offered a chance to start his two-year training contract at the end of his law degree.

He said: “I really enjoyed it and I was learning a lot during my time there.

“It was quite intense but offered me professional development and given me amazing experience.”

Mr Khan will start his new contract once he graduates from LSE.