Tom Fleet
Tom Fleet
Associate Director: In House

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Legal staff – delivered to you for free!

There is a genre of role asked to assist with from time to time where my response is “yes, but only if you don’t pay us”.

I’m referring to intern / graduate / LPC roles. This is a level of role that in the main our clients do not want to pay a recruitment fee for but at the same time it can be very time consuming from a recruitment perspective for a business to respond to all the applications that they are likely to receive.

Our answer to this, www.bclgraduates.com has been operating since 2013. It is an easy to use service for both graduates and businesses, set up with the dual aim of taking the hassle out of filling or finding a graduate or intern legal position. From a client’s perspective it allows you to define the search criteria that is important to you and contact the individuals that best match your requirements. For individuals at this level it allows them to be found by the UK’s top companies and law firms.

My core focus is helping businesses recruit qualified solicitors, company secretaries, experienced paralegals and contract managers. Many clients in the past contacted us looking for an individual that could complete more basic roles, such as, for example: • some legal filing work on a contract database • sorting out a data room that has been ignored for too long or • another short term project, tracking documentation for instance which needs some legal knowledge, but doesn’t need an experienced individual.

These tasks might be viewed as a grind for someone possessing some years of practical post qualification experience, but which offers a learning and development opportunity for someone at the beginning of their career. After all, everyone has to start somewhere!

BCL Legal has been placing experienced legal professionals since 2003 and we see this as an opportunity to give something back to the industry that has helped us become market leaders in our field.

Our website www.bclgraduates.com now has over 6000 candidates registered. These individuals will have varying amounts of legal experience and are looking for that ‘entry level’ position. Using it is simple: create an account, complete your profile – and your perfect job or candidate could be just a couple of clicks away.

If you think this might be of interest to you, or your HR team and you’d like a password to access the system, please do get in contact.

For more information about BCL Graduates call 01618197475 or get in contact with Tom Fleet at BCL Legal. He specialises in In House legal recruitment across Yorkshire and the North East.

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