Birmingham based legal recruitment consultancy BCL Legal has launched a new department that aims to help talented graduates get their first step on the legal career ladder.
The firm, which also has offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol and Reading, has launched BCL Graduates
The new service – along with its accompanying website - is available to graduates and paralegals with less than six months experience in the law and is also an added service to all BCL Legal clients.
Graduates simply register their details on the website, upload their CV and complete their profile for free. They then indicate what and where they have studied, their grades, electives, the locations they have ties to, their interests and when they are available from.
Law firms also register and - once verified - they can directly search for candidates based on the key criteria. The site acts as an online meeting place as firms can contact their preferred candidates to arrange interviews at no charge. BCL Legal is also working in close partnership with regional BPP Law Schools and Colleges of Law as well as Kaplan Law School to promote and market the service to graduates past and present.
James Batt, director of BCL Legal, said; “We know that it can be tough for graduates to secure their first position so we wanted to devise a simple to use and accessible platform to help them. We also wanted to give something back to all the law firms around the UK that have made BCL Legal a success over the past nine years.”