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Law firm considers a different approach to graduate jobs
Friday, 08 August 2008
Those looking for graduate jobs in the world of law could find that they have to take aptitude and verbal reasoning tests in the near future.
Legal Week reports that Norton Rose is considering implementing exams similar to the National Admissions Test for Law which is run by a number of UK universities.
Sam Eastwood, litigation partner and director of graduate recruitment at the firm, explained that the move is aimed at increasing the diversity of candidates it appoints.
He said: "We are very interested in recruiting international students and we have always had a good intake of non-law students. So how do you test their aptitude for practising law, particularly when English may not be their first language?"
Meanwhile, Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, has urged those looking for graduate jobs to make sure that they have experience, as well as qualifications, under their belts to help boost their chances.