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January 13 2022

5 reasons for law graduates to join Flex Legal

Flex News

Louise Anderson

Louise Anderson

Helping our paralegals with their career progression

All the way back in 2016, Flex Legal was founded with a simple idea to connect busy legal teams with talented law graduates. Legal teams which desperately need support during peaks of work and law graduates who are hungry for valuable paralegal experience to help them on their legal journey.

Today, we have over 5,500 paralegals and 500 lawyers on our online platform who benefit from interim flexible working; thousands of which have been placed into roles that have boosted their careers and over 300 who have secured training contracts on the back of a placement through Flex.

For those of you who are keen to follow in our paralegals’ footsteps but still feel a bit unsure about what flexible interim work can do for you, here are our top 5 reasons for law graduates to join Flex today.

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Personal & professional growth 🚀

When applying for training contracts/permanent roles, you’ll find that most employers are eager to find out more about your skill-set and where your strengths lie.

Flex Legal encourages paralegals to consider their professional and personal growth throughout their placement; and for those taking the SQE, our handy QWE Journal allows you to track your progress against the SRA Solicitor Competencies.

We also ask our paralegals about the skills they gain and develop during their Flex placements, and here’s just a handful of their responses:

  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Organisation
  • Information, research & analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Commercial instinct
  • Teamwork
  • The ability to handle their own caseload
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Contract drafting
  • Analysis
  • Document classification and cataloguing
  • Trademark formalities
  • Legal research
  • Project management
  • Developing legal tech solutions
  • Data management
  • Prioritisation
  • Networking
  • Document review software

Legal work with city firms, scale-ups and in-house legal teams

Join Flex Legal for the opportunity to gain real-world experience with an array of renowned clients, from in-house legal teams such as Monzo, Kraft Heinz and ASOS; to top UK law firms such as BCLP, Dentons and Freshfields.

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⭐ 5 star reviews from paralegals ⭐

At Flex, we aim to give our candidates and clients a friendly, positive and human service. At the end of each placement we ask our paralegals to provide a Google Review and post their placement manager a postcard. Check out some of the incredible comments from our paralegals below!

Paralegal Placement Feedback Postcard

I have just finished my first placement through Flex Legal and I cannot thank them enough for putting me in a legal team that matched my values and supported my goals. Flex were always there to answer any questions I had and the whole process was seamless.

Erin, Flex Paralegal

Paralegal Placement Feedback Postcard

It’s hard to truly express how helpful Flex Legal have been, and I’m especially grateful because for months before I signed up to Flex, I was making no progress with securing a paralegal placement and felt close to giving up!

Armand Derri

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Secure a permanent paralegal job or training contract 🎉

We hope that working through Flex will place our paralegals in the best position possible for pursuing training contracts and/or securing permanent employment, but it’s even better when we directly help them to take that next step. In 2021, we had 77 paralegals who transferred to our clients permanently - that’s 1 in every 3 days!

To celebrate our candidate’s amazing achievements, each person who transfers to one of our clients receives a Flex Chilly’s bottle too.

To give you an idea of where our paralegals go after working through Flex, take a peek at some of our success stories from over the last year:

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No more application forms or cover letters 🧘

At Flex Legal, we know that filling out piles of applications can be overwhelming, daunting and time-consuming, so we’ve digitised as much as possible.

  1. Apply: Complete our short application form and upload your CV here. You’ll be notified by email if you’re successful.
  2. Onboard: Attend a video interview, complete a short legal test and create your Flex profile.
  3. Work: We match you to roles and share your profile with our clients.

Apply today!

What we look for:

  • LLB, GDL, LLM, LPC, BTC or SQE Graduate
  • Some legal work experience
  • 2:1 results
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Availability to work

If you think you have all the right skills and experience to become a Flex paralegal, then join our platform today and get the experience you need to progress your legal career!