Nabarro set to trial student speed-dating

Nabarro has spiced up its vacation scheme application process by introducing a speed-dating inspired networking exercise to its assessment centres.

Nabarro has spiced up its vacation scheme application process by introducing a speed-dating inspired networking exercise to its assessment centres.

Although those applying for a place on the firm’s ­vacation scheme were not expected to find love, the event followed the speed-dating formula, complete with a gong to signal the end of each three-minute getting-to-know-you session. In total, candidates swapped stories with eight people from Nabarro.

The exercise proved so successful that the firm is planning to roll it out to its trainee solicitor recruitment programme in the summer.

Nabarro has gained a reputation for introducing novel ideas into its graduate campaigns. In 2006 it was behind a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style competition, where students could win a golden ticket.