BCL’s culture is created around core values, which is reflected in our listing as a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for (three years running: 2016, 2017, 2018).
We’re just as responsible for your success as you are and that’s why we provide the perfect platform for you to thrive.Watch our video
Because we’re the market leaders in legal recruitment, you benefit from working with market-leading clients (often as preferred supplier, which means lots of vacancies)
We’re big investors in technology. Our database, AI learning and sophisticated BCL method provides you with an unparalleled ability to deliver to clients
BCL offers achievable and transparent merit-based paths to promotion.
Working in lateral markets, over 20% of BCL employees were promoted last year
A highly competitive basic salary, transparent uncapped bonus scheme, incentive trips and events, and a comprehensive benefits programme including private health insurance
Thorough induction and regular learning and development programmes, ongoing coaching and support to realise your potential
BCL Legal has strong leaders who lead by example. Each has an active, day-to-day role in the business, always giving, not taking
You'll work with leading law firms and companies on roles and projects of significant strategic impact - engaging with them to devise and deliver effective solutions
It's all about the win-win at BCL. We're happy to discuss flexible working patterns that meet both the needs of the business and your personal needs, from remote working to flexible hours
BCL’s workplace culture is second to none. We provide the perfect platform for success: training and development, strong leadership, our own honed methods, and the latest tech for you to flourish and realise your potential. What's more, our offices are state-of-the-art!
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Principally, our new-starters come from one of three sectors: white-collar recruitment, legal or sales. Many BCL employees have taken the same path so you'll be in good company, whatever the transition.
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Many lawyers have. Over 60% of our recruitment consultants come from a legal background.
Have you reached a point in your career where you’re unsure whether the law’s for you? Maybe you’re a trainee and realising this already. There are many reasons why this may be the case, but for most of our consultants who come from a legal background, they wanted a career that provided:
A career in legal recruitment allows you to leverage the value of your experience in the legal profession, whilst also opening up a new and exciting career path. And that’s exactly what we can offer you – a fresh start in an environment better suited to your skills and aspirations.
You might find yourself consulting with a major law firm with plans to ‘Northshore’ its operations; a Big 4 Accountancy firm looking to grow its legal services; a FTSE 250 company looking for a new Head of Legal; or, a smaller firm needing to make a critical appointment that’s pivotal to its succession planning.
Our clients will look to you to consult with them, devise and deliver a solution – a solution you need to price and manage through to conclusion.
Similarly, you’ll work intimately with lawyer candidates and help them to make moves that advance their careers and/or meet particular personal needs. You’ll help people improve the quality of their lives.
Because over 60% of BCL Legal consultants come from a legal background, you’ll be in good company and safe hands.
You understand the legal profession, so our job is to help harness the innate skills you have and apply them in legal recruitment.
We take our responsibility to you seriously.
We appreciate it’s a big change to make, but no matter where you are in the decision-making process, talk to us. We’ll provide you with honest advice; to help you make the right decision.
Interested to know more? Hear from those who've made the transition.
Are you a recruiter with a couple of years’ experience under your belt? We’re interested to hear from you.
Part of our success is down to following a process and maintaining the integrity of our data - unfamiliar territory to some recruiters!
If you're not from a legal recruitment background, we'll train you on the sector (not nearly as daunting as some might think).
Some of our most successful recruitment consultants come from neither recruitment or the law.
If you're currently in a sales and/or service related role and you're looking for a job that's more rewarding, we’d love to hear from you.
We'll provide you with intensive induction training in order for you to learn the essentials of recruitment and the legal profession.
Additionally, a career at BCL Legal offers:
There are a number of recruiters at BCL who've come from non-legal, non-recruitment backgrounds.
If you come to us with the character and desire to succeed, and you have the intellectual ability to learn and adapt, we'll invest in you and your success. At BCL Legal, you're in good company and safe hands.
Our success is testament to our strong core values, which are integral to everything we do.
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