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BT has revived its trainee solicitor recruitment programme after axing the scheme last year.
The FTSE100 telecoms giant has welcomed three new recruits into its three-year scheme, which combines a part-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law with the training contract.
BT legal graduate programme sponsor Miles Jobling said: “The whole BT graduate recruitment programme was suspended in 2010 and we didn’t take on any graduates that year. The next set of our graduates started in September. We’ll be continuing this programme next year and we’ve already had lots of applications.
“Our programme brings in people to work, train and learn at the same time; studying the LPC while doing their legal training, plus moving around the BT business and gaining a broader experience.”
BT launched its training contracts to external candidates three years ago in a bid to recruit law graduates fresh out of university and non-law graduates who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (27 November 2008).
Jobling added that BT hopes to bolster its recruitment campaign this year, targeting between 10 and 12 universities.
“We’re working to promote BT and our legal graduate programme but also to raise awareness of in-house training as an option,” he concluded.
The trainees will receive full LPC sponsorship from BT and complete mandatory seats in litigation and commercial while having the choice of a third seat in either corporate, employment or competition.