This year the Solicitor Representatives are focused around informing students of the wide range of career opportunities available to them, whilst increasing employability through: Developing student’s commercial awareness (this site will have regular updated links highlighting current affairs impacting the economy/legal sector plus any recent relevant news from firms), whilst holding events with an array of firms (from magic circle to local)
We also intend to familiarize students with VC and TC application process, through mock interviews, workshops and guest speakers highlighting tips, and ‘standing out from the crowd’. We are also teaming up with the Careers Development Service in developing online psychometric testing practice etc. for those firms requiring it through their application process.
Another pledge is a wider engagement from law firms from all legal sectors including local, national and multi-jurisdictional firms.
We also understand the importance of networking, and thus looking for as many possible avenues in maximizing the opportunities to network outside of the law fair - through conventional meet and greets, networking dinners and firm led workshops.