L1? Any discipline but interested in law career?

City Solicitors Horizons is supported by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, the City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET), The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) and leading City law firms.

About the City Solicitors Horizons programme:
50 talented first year undergraduates studying any degree discipline but interested in pursuing a career in law will be selected to complete an outstanding three-year support programme featuring:

  • Classroom and one-to-one training sessions
  • Personal mentoring by lawyers at participating leading law firms
  • Annual work experience placements with leading legal employers

About SEO London:
SEO is a diversity focused charity that helps students from under-represented backgrounds achieve their full career potential.  In the last 15 years we have helped more than 5,000 talented undergraduates secure extremely competitive internships and graduate full time positions with more than 60 of the UK’s leading employers, including many leading City law firms. 

How to apply:
Applications are open until 10 December 2017!  Please click here to apply.  If you have already applied to SEO London you will still need to apply to the CSH programme. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so those interested in applying are encouraged to apply as soon as possiblePlaces will be confirmed in late December 2017.

Students will be selected based on social mobility criteria, academic performance and their commitment to pursuing a legal career.  To apply, you:

  1. Must have been educated at a state funded school (at any point of your academic studies) and either:
  2. a) be of the first generation of your immediate family to attend university; or
  3. b) have been eligible for free school meals or some other form of  income-related financial assistance; or
  4. c) have been in care/are a care leaver.
  5. Be reasonably committed at this stage of your university course to joining the legal profession; and
  6. Have, in the judgement of your university, a strong potential to succeed academically.
  7. You must also study at a university based in London or the south east of England.  (Please see FAQs for more details.) 

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Shining a light on your job search

Do you know what you want to do? We didn’t! Finding the right job and the right career path can be a daunting task. While career events and workshops will have shown the very broad scope of jobs on offer, we know there are many more in the energy industry which you may not be aware of. You could be a consultant, or work on the development of smart grids or the very latest renewable technologies! We have five tips for those looking for a new job, they are written below:

Search – Finding your perfect job isn’t easy, spend time searching across roles, departments and even sectors.

Talk – Talking to those working in the role or the recruiter cannot be underestimated. They can advise from their own experience.

Ask – Ask questions to find out if the role is right for you. It is as important for you to understand the company and the role as it is for the company.

Research – Research the skills and qualifications you need for the role. Knowing the skills needed as well as the company is important in your job search.

Tell – Talk with family & your Careers Consultant as they can help. They know you and what you are good at and can help or advise you in your job search.

For more information and some useful links:

NME #LifeHacks

Kick-start your career in the creative industries!nme life hacks_23nov

Create Jobs have teamed up with NME and the University of Salford to run #LifeHacks
Taking place on 23 November 2017 in London it will feature speakers from the worlds of media, design, fashion, film and music who will share their advice on careers and life in the creative industries, as well as hosting workshops and networking sessions.

Tickets are available now with 50% OFF when you book via this link.

Publishing? Not just editorial and production…

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The Publisher’s Association (PA) #workinpublishing campaign will give you a chance to find out about the vast array of publishing career opportunities at all stages of the supply chain:

Want the inside picture?

The Inside Careers guides will give you an insight into the finance sector.  To view the digital versions you will need to register but the website has a wealth of information including internship, placement and graduate scheme opportunities.  There’s also an employer directory and sector advice.

Take a shortcut – go direct:

Starting out?

stick_figure_look_point_on_cliff_anim_150_clr_8156First steps – look at LawCareers.Net Starting Out hub:

  • First-year law students All the information you need in your first year, from how to develop commercial awareness to work experience opportunities at law firms.
  • Non-law students Covers everything you need to know about the conversion course (GDL), transferable skills from different degrees, and valuable work experience opportunities.
  • The Beginner’s Guide to a Career in Law Clear and accessible advice on the basic structure of a legal career and how to achieve it.