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Category Archives: Central support

Change in direction

Thinking of leaving a career in law behind? You’re good with people and you can negotiate contracts, have you thought of recruitment and business development? I understand the thought of making a move out of law is a daunting one but if you are looking

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The Apprentice

I have worked with BCL Legal as an Apprentice Database Administrator for just over six months now. An apprenticeship is perfect for me because I’m a practical, hands-on person. I’m not academic at all, I don’t test well and I don’t do long essays (apart from

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A Day in the life of a London Team Administrator

I have worked within recruitment administration for approximately 10 years and have seen the ins and outs of various sectors including accountancy, executive search and legal. I love working within the legal sector, dealing with highly intelligent candidates and clients in the heart of the

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Out with the old and in with the new

Moving from a large corporate organisation to BCL Legal in April 2013 felt a little like stepping back in time, where spreadsheets and filing cabinets were heavily relied on to hold data. Any client or candidate documents were all filed centrally in our head office, which

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Changing job sectors

In 2012 I swapped the art studio for the office when I decided to become an admin apprentice within a small PPI company where I completed both my Business Administration level 2 and AAT level 2 qualifications. I started my AAT Level 3 at the

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Transition to legal recruitment

I started at BCL Legal in September 2014 and I must admit this has been the best decision I have made for a long time as far as job opportunities are concerned. I have been given the support and guidance needed for me to succeed.

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A day in the life of a Team Assistant

Before life working in recruitment I was accustomed to assisting people having a great time on their holidays overseas where you would work hard and party hard. After relocating back to the UK I started my first job in recruitment in 2004 and I have

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Will we ever see a perfect CV…?

With almost 11 years recruitment experience in mixed specialisms (civil engineering and legal) and having cast a sharp eye over thousands of CVs, I think it is fair to say ‘perfect’ is rare. It’s easy to think you have a great CV. You have spent

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