This fair features a range of law firms recruiting both Law and non-Law students to training schemes and insight programmes, and training providers offering conversion courses and legal training.
Law Fair information and book your place in Handshake
Watch our Prepare for the fairs webinar from Wednesday 7 October.
This year's fair is a virtual event, so it is even more important to spend some time preparing well before the fair day. You'll be able to book to attend group sessions and even have 1:1 conversations with employers you're interested in - all without having to queue at a stand, and with no distractions. You'll get much more out of the recruitment fairs (and make a great impression!) if you prepare in advance:
If you'd like to chat with one of the Careers and Placements team before the fair, come to a drop-in (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11.00-13.00) or send us a question via Handshake (message the Careers Information Team in the public staff list in career centre).
Find out more in the next section about how the fair will work in Handshake.
Find out what the fairs will be like by watching the Handshake videos below (created for a US audience, but the principles will be the same for our fairs). Remember to log into York Handshake at york.joinhandshake.co.uk.
Watch this helpful video from Chris Wilkinson, York Law School, on how to make the most of the virtual Law Fair. (Note the process and timelines will be different for non-Law students.)
Careers and Placements video: What to expect from virtual events
To see available sessions and make your bookings for a group presentation or 1:1 appointment, once you've registered for the fair:
If you hope to stay on to work in the UK after your degree or Masters, please read the information on our pages for international students (Working after studies section). We recommend you read this information before the fair. UK visas will be changing in 2021 to include a Graduate Route visa, for students graduating summer 2021 or later, and the points based Skilled Worker Visa from January 2021; further information will be on the international students' pages as it becomes available.
Think about what you can offer a UK employer, your strengths and motivation: as well as skills acquired through your course, you might bring cultural knowledge and awareness, language skills, understanding of global markets…
Be aware that asking about salary and visa sponsorship is not the best way to start a conversation with an employer at the fair! They want to hear something about your skills, experience and enthusiasm, and to see that you have a genuine interest in their firm. Ask questions about the company’s values and culture, and their training programme. Some of the people on the stand are probably recent graduates so ask them about their experience of the training contract.
The employer representatives at the fair are unlikely to be immigration experts and are probably not the best people to talk to about visa sponsorship. So do your research, decide which organisations you are most interested in (see the section above, Prepare for the fair) and leave questions about visas and sponsorship until later in the recruitment process (interview or job offer).
To find out about the law firms and training providers attending, and to book individual or group sessions with them, please see the Law Fair event in Handshake.