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Emerging Talent Lead - Law Firm

Emerging Talent Lead - Law Firm

Posted 11 January by Clear IT Recruitment Limited
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Our client is seeking an experienced Emerging Talent Lead to join their law firm in Manchester. Hybrid working is available.

The firm are transitioning to facilitating qualification via a post graduate SQE apprenticeship but will continue to have some people qualifying under the traditional two-year training contract regime for a few more years, as well as a very small number undertaking other SQE study routes.

This role will take a lead on implementing the firm’s strategy in respect of attracting, selecting and developing emerging talent, with the primary focus being on their future solicitor pipeline. The Emerging Talent Lead will work closely with a number of key internal stakeholders on the development and implementation of the firm’s emerging talent strategy.

There will also be significant collaboration with the wider business, as well as the need to form effective working relationships with the many partners and colleagues in the firm who actively support talent attraction, selection and development. We desire a strong future talent pipeline of diverse talent with high potential.


  • Successfully implementing the firms plan to transition from a traditional LPC Training Contract model to a rolling SQE Graduate Apprenticeship Programme (in partnership with an external training provider).
  • Enabling the firm to attract, select and secure the best possible emerging talent including junior apprenticeship roles (legal and non-legal), graduate apprentices and paralegals.
  • Supporting the effective onboarding, induction and development of emerging talent


  • A minimum of 12 months relevant experience with evidence of applicable transferable skills having been developed - for example, this is likely to include working in graduate recruitment and/or a HR advisory and/or a learning & development role, within a professional services environment.
  • Experience of start to finish recruitment process ideally preferred - attracting, selecting, onboarding and inducting talent professionally and effectively.
  • Specialist expertise - a working knowledge of the graduate recruitment market is ideally preferred. An understanding of apprenticeships (and the levy) and an understanding of the traditional LPC Training Contract versus the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination route to qualification, would also be helpful.
  • Professional expertise - a working knowledge of employment law issues and people management best practice (within the context of recruitment/emerging talent).


  • A minimum of 25 days' annual leave plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • A one hour early finish, one Friday per month
  • Two days a year to do charitable work
  • The opportunity to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events
  • Annual promotions process open to all staff

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal Recruitment Limited.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Required skills

  • legal
  • solicitor
  • lawyer
  • law
  • law firm
  • legal firm
  • recuritment
  • sra
  • sqe
  • emerging talent

Reference: 51932402

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