On 2 April BCL Legal consultants attended the Paralegal and Alternative Careers Fair at the BPP Law School in Leeds where over 40 students registered with bclgraduates.com. Also in attendance were Lyons Davidson Solicitors, the CPS, Council for Licensed Conveyancers as well as Plexus and DWF.
BCL Graduates also exhibited at the BPP University in Birmingham on 8 April. The fair attracted post graduates as well as under gradates seeking advice on starting their legal career as well as advice on CV writing, interview skills and career planning. We spoke to a number of graduates about the importance of getting it right and over 25 students registered on the bclgraduates site.
Julie Jenkins, Career Consultant at BPP in Birmingham commented “Thank you for attending the Paralegal and Alternative Careers Fair at BPP University yesterday. I hope that you enjoyed meeting our students who certainly kept you both busy for the whole of the event. I have had very positive feedback from the students who found the information and advice you gave very helpful. Hopefully some of the students will now be able to find legal roles through BCL Graduates”.
BCL Graduates is free for graduates to register. Law firms can very easily search for graduates based on location, academics, qualifications etc to find those that meet their skills and criteria. Law firms are able to use BCL Legal to manage the process of interview to placement on their behalf or they can simply download CVs and contact the graduates directly. Already many law firms are using the service and many graduates are finding new jobs through the site.