To find out how MyPlus Students' Club evolved read through our journey – starting with Our Background and progressing through The Questions, The Concept and The Mission.
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University is an education in the broadest sense. Our University section will enable you to make the most of your time at University and take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you.
Making the most of your time at University
In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
Managing Your Disability
The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
Profiles / Stories
It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
Our aim is simple – to be a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their potential.This is vital if we want to attract and retain the top talent. We want to create a welcoming, positive and supportive environment in which all can flourish, regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity, background, religion, physical abilities, sexual orientation or gender identity.
As an international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advises some of the world’s biggest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their business. If you’re keen to pursue a career in commercial law, we can offer you some of the best and most interesting work around.Because we support clients wherever in the world they operate, you’ll play a part in delivering a consistent, high-quality service across the globe.
Disability comes in many different forms; some visible, some not. Across our network we offer a range of solutions, technology-based or material, to support those who have a disability or impairment.
Different offices spend time raising awareness of disability in different ways. For example, in London we’ve run a session exploring dyslexia and offered employees the chance to take a confidential online test.
Here are some hints and tips to help you with your application.
It doesn’t matter what your background is, which university you went to or the degree you studied. What does matter is that you have intellectual talent, excellent written and spoken English, and that you work well with other people.The work you’ll do with us will nearly always be complicated, so to do well you’ll need to enjoy being challenged.
If you have any concerns about submitting your application or taking our online verbal reasoning test – or if you have a disability that makes taking the test difficult, please contact the graduate recruitment team. Equally, please get in touch with regards to adjustments for the assessment day, as we will look to accommodate your requests, and look at these individually, on a case by case basis.
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Partnering with CharitiesThe firm partners with charities to create opportunities to broaden access to the legal profession.Among our initiatives in London we support Open to You, a careers event that gives students who have a disability or long-term health problem an insight into the opportunities available to them if they want to pursue a career in commercial law.>br>We have provided work placements in London through our partnership with Whizz-Kidz, a charity that offers, among other things, work experience to young people in wheelchairs.And we continue to support Blind in Business to help raise the aspirations of students with a visual impairment who are considering a career in law.Mental HealthIt’s estimated that one in four people worldwide will suffer from some kind of mental health problem at some point in their lives. We’ve signed up to the City Mental Health Alliance, which aims to create a culture of good mental health for City of London workers and make mental health a subject that everyone can talk about without fear.Inter-law disability networkWe’re members of an inter-law disability network in London that looks at how law firms can better support their employees, clients and stakeholders when it comes to disability.Raising AwarenessDifferent offices spend time raising awareness of disability in different ways. For example, in London we’ve run a session exploring dyslexia and offered employees the chance to take a confidential online test.