Did you hear about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010? What about the 2015 Volkswagen emissions scandal? Poor working conditions at Sports Direct and the collapse of BHS? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, the chances are these headlines won’t be news to you.
Campus Brand Ambassadorships are a great form of work experience and provide ample opportunities for networking. Chloe Birkett- a Brand Ambassador for Bird & Bird- shares her experience of working with the firm.
With many candidates seeking to attend more than one vacation placement scheme the application process is frequently as (if not more) competitive than for training contracts. Furthermore, like many firms Birketts is increasingly moving towards the vacation scheme as an exclusive method to recruit for training contracts on the basis it provides for a two week period of assessment rather than more limited exposure over the course of an interview or assessment centre.
Depending on the firm, the option of a client secondment during your training contract may come your way. Is it career smart or career foolish to spend a seat in-house? Kate Durcan finds out.
“If we are doing what we are passionate about, we will be great at it. That will make us more valuable and consequently more successful as a business. We will also enjoy ourselves more and that can only be a good thing.” That’s the Taylor Vinters logic.