Sometimes the next steps of your career happen while you’re still at university – and that’s certainly true for our university managers. Become our brand ambassador on your campus, help others get in touch with our firm, and you’ll take your first steps as part of our team.
£500 per academic year + travel expenses
Our University Manager programme is open to first year undergraduates at all of our Target Universities:
Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, KCL, Leeds, Leicester, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary, Sheffield, UCL, Warwick, and York.
2018/19 University managers applications are open:
1 March 2018 - 13 April 2018
The work you’ll do
Throughout the academic year, you’ll help our recruitment team in organising events on your campus. You’ll build links with university societies. You’ll look at useful sponsorship opportunities. And you’ll generally raise awareness of our firm among the student body.
But how does that benefit you? Well, it’s an undeniably strong start to your career. After all, you’re demonstrating your skills to the same team who’ll consider your training contract application. More than that though, you’re also getting to know us too – how we work, what we stand for, and the candidates we look for.
The support you’ll have
Balancing this role with your university course work might sound like no easy task, but you won’t be left to deal with it alone. Our recruitment team will be on hand throughout the academic year, making sure you feel comfortable and confident in what you’re doing. This is a chance for you to pick up valuable workplace skills, and they’ll support you as you learn.
What’s it really like?
It’s a rare opportunity and one you’ll always remember – but what’s it really like to be a university manager? We talked to the current intake to find out:
The first big event I was part of as university manager was the UCLU Law for All vs. UCL Law Society Diversity Debate. It taught me that no matter how much planning you do, you can never plan for everything!
Olivia Ved, university manager, UCL
In October, we organised a drinks reception. High attendance was key to help reach as many degree subjects as possible. We certainly got it: an almost overwhelming 150 students came along!
Matthew Barbato, university manager, University of Bristol
What made my first event memorable was the firm’s generosity afterwards. The team invited me for dinner and drinks, including a visit to an old favourite haunt of the trainees (Crisis, for any Nottingham readers).
Laura Sinoplu, university manager, University of Nottingham
The atmosphere around the stand was incredible; loads of students asking questions. So many people came up to me around the law school to pass on their thanks afterwards.
Kai Kahembe, university manager, University of Sheffield
My favourite experience was helping to host a meal in Michaelmas term with the Norton Rose Fulbright team at the Varsity Hotel. It was a perfect opportunity for students to meet Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers at various stages of their careers.
Isaac Freckleton, university manager, University of Cambridge
Get the ball rolling
Becoming a university manager is a big commitment, but one that might just define your career. So, if you’re at one of our chosen universities and you think you’ve got what it takes, now’s the time to apply.