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Nena

Recruitment Specialist | Goodwin

Profile Highlights:

  • State school educated
  • Diversity ally
  • Non law degree
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I have recently joined Goodwin as a Recruitment Specialist, focusing on the graduate recruitment side of things. I have previous graduate recruitment experience at Bird & Bird, BCLP and Irwin Mitchell.

After attending a local state school in Norwich, I completed my History degree at the University of Liverpool. I was not sure at this stage what direction my career would take, but completed a series of work placements and then interned in the recruitment team at Ralph Lauren.

Following this, I started working in graduate recruitment in law, firstly at Irwin Mitchell, and then at BCLP. Both of these experiences taught me a great deal, not only about recruitment but also about widening participation in the legal sphere. I continued to focus on this at Bird & Bird. During my time in the industry, I have worked on a range of programmes, initiatives, and events to increase inclusion within the workplace, and to support and assist students entering the profession. I will continue to focus on this in my role at Goodwin.

I am genuinely passionate about increasing diversity, and working to ensure that individuals’ backgrounds are not a barrier to their success. Many of my friends and network have been supported by organisations such as Aspiring Solicitors, so I truly believe in the work that they do. I believe that individuals should be able to be their authentic selves in the workplace, and be encouraged and supported to do so.

Please contact me with any questions at all about entering and working in law, and I will be more than happy to help and support.

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