“The support of Aspiring Solicitors was fundamental to my success in securing a training contract. Attending AS Open Days introduced me to graduate recruitment teams and enabled me to make my applications stand out. I secured a place on the Barclays Legal Work Experience Scheme and attended the “HeadStart into a Training Contract” workshop. This increased my confidence so I could get the most out of networking and put the best version of myself forward at interviews.
The weekly telephone appointments made juggling applications whilst working full-time so much easier; I genuinely looked forward to my appointments every week, I would receive tailored advice, and finish the calls with a clear idea of what I needed to do to improve. This had a remarkable effect on my applications, and I started being invited to final stage interviews at numerous firms.
I cannot stress enough how valuable the work of Aspiring Solicitors has been to me, and to increasing diversity in the legal profession. The team give their wholehearted support and time to everyone that asks for it, and the success of each Professional Ambassador is a true testament to their dedication.”
Jagwinder Kaur, Trainee Solicitor at Macfarlanes
“At Macfarlanes, we are committed to the creation of a culture of fairness. For us, a fair culture is one which respects the contributions which can be made by talented people from all backgrounds – people with differing views and experiences. It’s also about providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We firmly believe that our culture significantly enhances our ability to provide a service of quality to our clients. This culture of fairness underpins our recruitment practice and guides our policies in relation to the development and retention of our people. They are our biggest asset and vital to our continued success.”
Graduate Recruitment Team, Macfarlanes