Norton Rose faces hiring battle in wake of new Govt visa quota

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  • My firm is not desperate in hiring indian trainees. We prefer hiring uk uni grads.

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  • I am a british graduate from oxbridge and my application ( ive got a 2.1 btw) was turned down for a training contract at Norton Rose. They prefer to take Indian trainees these days. Perhaps Norton rose should relocate to India.

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  • Good! They can hire from among the many talented UK graduates who keep getting turned down in favour of "overseas talent".

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  • @ Michel Burbridge - why do you think that Norton Rose owes you a training contract, just because you got a 2.1 from 'Oxbridge'?
    There are lots of people who get 2.1s (and better) from 'Oxbridge', and from UCL, LSE and Imperial.
    The world does not owe you a living. And 'Oxbridge' is not the be all and end all.

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  • "I am a british graduate from oxbridge...ive got a 2.1 btw". A gigantic sense of entitlement or what ? Dude, you need a better interview technique...

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  • The change in rules will effect all firms which hire from outside the EU. It is a new reality. I don't see how one application from Norton Rose makes them a special case.

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  • It takes real arrogance to believe that any firm has to take you just because you are a 2:1 from Oxbridge.

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  • To be fair, it would be easier to agree with the comments ridiculing the guy with a 2:1 from Oxbridge if, when one browses the lists of Partners at top firms and Silks at top Chambers, one didn't find that virtually all of them graduated from Oxford or Cambridge.

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  • Michel Burbridge - maybe it was the poor standard of your written English?

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  • I think the MB Oxbridge post may have been a wind up to spur comments from others. Most Oxbridge graduates will be excellent but of course some will come across as disappointing. Having graduates from around the globe with the increasingly international aspect to much of the legal work is vital for UK firms in maintaining their status as world leaders in legal services. Arbitrary caps may well be harmful.

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