With many candidates seeking to attend more than one vacation placement scheme the application process is frequently as (if not more) competitive than for training contracts. Furthermore, like many firms Birketts is increasingly moving towards the vacation scheme as an exclusive method to recruit for training contracts on the basis it provides for a two week period of assessment rather than more limited exposure over the course of an interview or assessment centre.
Depending on the firm, the option of a client secondment during your training contract may come your way. Is it career smart or career foolish to spend a seat in-house? Kate Durcan finds out.
“If we are doing what we are passionate about, we will be great at it. That will make us more valuable and consequently more successful as a business. We will also enjoy ourselves more and that can only be a good thing.” That’s the Taylor Vinters logic.
In the latest instalment of our Alternative Careers in Law series, The Lex 100 speaks to Ben Julius, senior consultant at Eximius Law, a London-based legal recruitment specialist. Here, Ben explains why a legal background can stand you in good stead for a career in recruitment.
Whilst touring law fairs this season, The Lex 100 team noted that many students expressed an interest in becoming barristers rather than solicitors or were keeping an open mind as to the two different legal career paths.
In September this year, our sister publication The Legal 500 conducted a roundtable discussion with a group of junior barristers (six years' call and under) on what it takes to survive current market conditions, what makes a modern-day barrister and what the future holds for the profession.