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BCL Legal launches new division for law firms & graduates
BCL Legal – a leading national recruitment consultancy which has offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Reading – is continuing to develop its offering by launching a new department called BCL Graduates which aims to help talented graduates get their first step on the legal career ladder.
The new & free service – along with its accompanying website – is available to graduates and paralegals with less than six months experience in the Law and is an added value 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, commented; “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. This seemed like the ideal service as it enables law firms and graduates to connect. It will also save on marketing and recruitment spend which can only be a good thing in such challenging times.”