Chloe Matthews
Chloe Matthews
Senior Associate: Private Practice

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NQ solicitor jobs in Birmingham: how do I secure one?

As we step into spring, we step into the busy season: NQ solicitor jobs - supply of and demand for.

If you're due to qualify this year and plan on searching for legal jobs in Birmingham, NQ in particular, then keep on reading…

First things first, if you're qualifying as a solicitor this year - congratulations! You're almost there: all the hard work and years of study have paid off and you're finally becoming an NQ! Exciting times ahead!

The great news is that Birmingham and the wider West Midlands legal market is extremely buoyant at the moment and we're already recruiting for a number of NQ vacancies. This is going to ramp up over the coming weeks, as firms release their internal jobs and complete their budgets for the next financial year.

So what does this mean for you? What do you need to do? Fingers crossed you're in the fortunate position where you really like the firm you've trained at, you know which team you would like to qualify into, they have a role for you and you're only person applying for it! Job done.

If this isn't the case, don't panic! There's still plenty of time for you to secure the right NQ solicitor role, and we're here to help.

As specialist legal recruiters, we pride ourselves on being in the know when it comes to NQ solicitor jobs, and as preferred suppliers to all major firms in Birmingham, we can offer you the most up to date information and advice regarding your options.

We're the only specialist legal recruiters in Birmingham and have the largest dedicated team, which means we can offer you a consultative and tailored service. In addition, most of our consultants come from a legal background so we understand what you're going through - it's a stressful time.

The best advice I can give you right now is to get prepared. It's always good to have a plan A and Plan B, especially if you don’t know whether there's going to be a job for you at your firm (for whatever reason), or you're not sure if you want to remain there on qualification.

When was the last time you updated your CV or went for an interview? Probably when you applied for a training contract? A lot's changed since then! Think about all the legal experience you've gained and how much you've achieved. If you haven’t already, dig out that CV over the Easter break and start updating it. If you need inspiration, check out the Careers Advice section on our website, which even has a proforma NQ CV document.

I specialise in placing lawyers into Birmingham's leading commercial firms. Please feel free to call me on 0121 237 5611 or email me at chloematthews@bcllegal.com to discuss new roles.

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