OPEN: A careers event for disabled undergraduates – hosted by My Plus Consulting on behalf of the law firms who are attending
28 November 2017
This uniquely interactive event is designed to provide people with disabilities and long-term health conditions an insight into the true nature of the opportunities for graduates interested in pursuing a career in law. With contributions from some of the world’s leading law firms, it will help you to develop your understanding of the industry and the support that is available.
The event is being held by the biggest names in law, including Linklaters, Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells. They are looking forward to meeting talented first and second year students (graduating 2019 and 2020).
The event will cover areas such as:
- An introduction to the legal sector
- How to approach the recruitment process
- When and how to talk about your disability / health condition and the support
you may require
It will also give you an opportunity to meet with people in a similar position to you and to network with representatives and recruiters from 6 leading global law firms.
For further information and to apply please visit open-to-you.co.uk.
An interesting article in the Guardian gives some tips for students who are looking for a job in the UK after graduation together with some brief profiles of students talking about their personal experiences of the job hunt.
Do you have a disability? The job market is extremely challenging for aspiring solicitors and students with a disability may face additional challenges so the Law Society has put together a useful guide to help you plan your future and maximise your chances of success.
or some suggestions on how you can identify disability friendly employers. An article in The Guardian may shed some light on the subject.
The Equal Opportunities section on the PCC website gives useful resources to help you find out more about the legislation which protects your rights as well as other sources of support and information to help you achieve your career objectives.
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Read this article in the Guardian where Rich McEachran talks to three young people about the barriers to finding employment and their experiences of looking for work.