Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) has launched a survey asking how local authorities currently recruit graduates to trainee positions in preparation for a pilot of the National Graduate Recruitment Scheme announced in 2019.
The pilot graduate scheme will take place this year and the scheme will be introduced fully in 2021.
Alongside the graduate scheme, LLG is developing a leadership training programme which the survey also seeks views on.
In April of last year, (https://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/marketplace/528-market-news/40210-lawyers-in-local-government-launches-national-graduate-recruitment-scheme) LLG's president Phillip Horsfield described the National Graduate Recruitment Scheme as "exceptionally important".
He said: “We want to consider supporting shared trainee seats between local authorities and corporate partners; examine feed authority potential, university placements, graduate schemes, a national program of internships and apprenticeship advice and support.
“Unless we act now, there will be a crisis within local authority legal departments. We already know how difficult it is to recruit strong, suitable candidates. LLG aims to rejuvenate the profession, attract exceptional candidates and enable your recruitment of lawyers.”
The survey will be open until the end of Friday 6 March.
To take part in the survey please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZPMJF5S