Graduate recruitment is a vital aspect of the Firm’s development as we need to continually attract passionate, enthusiastic and talented people who will contribute to its future success. So it isn’t a cliché to say trainees are the future of the Firm and I really enjoy leading the Team in the challenge we have of choosing the right trainees from the many high-quality people who apply to us. It’s fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic people who want a career in law and with Muckle in particular, and it’s also very rewarding to see trainees develop and progress their careers with us.
Having only recently qualified, I remember how stressful and daunting the recruitment process and gaining a training contract can be. The graduate recruitment process at Muckle seemed to me to be a bit more fun and I felt we were given an opportunity to let our personalities shine through. I was really keen to get involved in the graduate recruitment team to meet a variety of different people and to help find the enthusiastic and intelligent individuals who would contribute to the great working environment here at Muckle.
One of the reasons why I enjoy the graduate recruitment role is meeting people at the start of their career who are enthusiastic and genuinely excited about a career in law. We also get to meet a great cross-section of candidates from very different backgrounds and with very different routes to qualification, and it’s interesting to hear how or why someone has decided to pursue a career in law with Muckle.
Muckle has always prided itself on the advice and service it gives to its clients. The quality of advice and service we can offer is entirely dependent upon the quality of the people who are employed by the Firm to provide it. The process of recruiting new trainees is therefore critical to ensuring the future success of the business and I enjoy being involved in that task. In particular I like meeting the increasingly diverse range of applicants who apply to us for training contracts. As someone who went through the graduate recruitment process at Muckle, and who has subsequently been here for almost ten years, I believe I know what we are looking for in a trainee, and also what prospective trainees are looking for from us. So it’s good to think I can apply that knowledge to assist in making a valuable contribution to the future of the Firm.
Muckle places great emphasis and takes pride in its people and its culture, therefore it is important that we find the right individuals who will fit well with the Firm, and who have the skills to develop what we do and grow our team. Being on the Graduate Recruitment Team means that I can take part in the process of finding the right people to join the team here at Muckle. Having applied to Muckle in 2011 and gone through the recruitment process, including a week long summer vacation placement (following some initial work experience in the Real Estate team whilst at School), I was very interested in getting involved in the Graduate Recruitment Team so that I can use the experience that I have had to help future candidates.
One of great things about the legal profession is that every year firms are refreshed with new, enthusiastic graduates; each bringing their own style, perspective and ideas. Every candidate has their own personality and I think it’s important for them and the firm that they join that their characteristics are complementary. We want to make sure that the people who join us can get everything that they want from their training experience. From our perspective, we want to train lawyers who will love what they do and enjoy working here. In the graduate recruitment team we have a fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know some of the best graduates and help them with one of the most important decisions in their career.
One of the main highlights of Muckle is its culture and its interest in people (clients, business partners and employees) and I really enjoy being part of the Muckle Graduate Recruitment Team to meet and help like-minded graduates who want to be a part of the Muckle culture. The application process for a training contract gets harder each year and I find it rewarding to be one of the team members who tries to support and encourage graduates throughout.