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Law firm ups salaries for graduate jobs
Monday, 14 July 2008
One law firm has upped the salaries of graduate employees as it seeks to widen the diversity of its trainee solicitors.
In news that might be of interest for those on the hunt for graduate jobs, London-based company Lewis Silkin will now offer its trainee solicitors £32,000 a year when they start at the firm and £34,000 in their second year, reports the Lawyer.
The firm will also offer a £5,000 grant for those who successfully study for the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
Speaking to the news provider, Andrea Williams, graduate recruitment manager for Lewis Silkin, said: "There is greater competition out there. We looked back and saw that 80 per cent of our trainee intake have completed the GDL and could benefit from a grant."
The firm is also planning on increasing holiday allowance for trainees.
Recently, IT Week reported that firms could soon start offering computing related graduate jobs to non-technical staff.