Recruitment and Training Manager, Luiza Da Costa, has attended a number of recruitment and career events to give advice to LLB, LPC, GDL and BPTC students looking to pursue a career in law. Over the past year alone, Luiza has spoken at career events for; The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Law (Manchester and Chester), and BPP.
Luiza has presented to students to offer them advice regarding their CV and covering letter, interview skills, careers in law, and other routes to qualification.
When asked why she thinks it’s important for law students to attend such events, Luiza answered: “Law is an extremely competitive area for students to find graduate roles and training contracts in once they’ve completed their studies. I always recommend that students need to give themselves every advantage by attending career events. These events are not only about the advice on offer, but are also an excellent opportunity to network with potential recruiters. Students get the chance to really get an insight into prospective employers by speaking to people who already work there.”
Luiza believes that presenting at career events helps to strengthen the firm’s relationship ties with local universities and she enjoys meeting the upcoming legal talent. Luiza comments: “I think it’s important for law firms help to support the grassroots of our industry. Students are our future and we should do what we can to advise and encourage them. It also helps to give students a practical insight into specialist legal areas like our own. This will allow them to make informed decisions about their future career paths.”
After presenting at a recent career event held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Luiza received excellent feedback from students:
“I enjoyed the speaker [Luiza Da Costa , she was very helpful [and] funny too.” GDL Student
“As a third year who didn’t know much about the best way to get a job in legal practice, I found the session to be invaluable.” 3rd Year LLB Student
“Luiza Da Costa gave practical tips on how to improve your cv and an idea of the things recruiters look out for on applications.” LPC Student
“The presentation by Luiza Da Costa was particularly helpful – CV content and interview etiquette were areas that I needed to know more about, and this presentation fulfilled that need.” 3rd Year LLB Student
“The talk by Luiza Da Costa was particularly interesting because it gave real insider knowledge and a good indication of some of the options available to students.” GDL Student
For more information about upcoming events that will be attended by representatives from Express Solicitors, please take a look at the Career Events page.