Graduate Advice

A designated hub to aid graduates after university

What is PQE?

PQE stands for 'Post-Qualified Experience'. This is usually represented as years or half years for solicitors. It's also applicable to legal executives. E.g. If a solicitor was admitted to the Roll in England and Wales in September 2005, they would have 5...

Graduate jobs in law

Graduate legal jobs are the next step on the path to becoming a successful lawyer after university. A graduate legal job, or law traineeship, introduces you to your law specialism and gives you the essential experience required to progress further in your...

How to write a standout CV

Writing a CV is something many of us will have plenty of experience doing. But what’s the difference between a standard CV, and a job winning CV? Read on to find out more about the aspects you should consider before you start typing: Choose CV headings and be...

How to prepare for your NQ interview

Congratulations on being invited to interview for an NQ position! Now it’s time to prepare. We’ve put together this 10-step guide to help get you through your NQ interview. We know you might not have had an interview in a while as you’ve been completing...

The life of a first-year law student

There is a big jump from school to university and many students approach their first year unsure of what to expect. We've spoken to a current first-year law student at Brunel University who has kindly shared some top tips for students looking to start...

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