SEAL provides a range of benefits and opportunities for students, universities and employers alike.

Benefits for the students:

  • Experience the equivalent of a full recruitment cycle, providing insight and confidence ahead of real-life recruitment assessments.
  • Receive individualised feedback on their strengths and weakness for each exercise.
  • Provided with tailored resources, opportunities and advice so they can develop in time for future “real-life” assessments.
  • Given the opportunity to self-reflect and record their thoughts on their performances in such tasks.

Benefits for the university:

  • Improve DLHE statistics and TEF rankings through improved student employability skills and student satisfaction.
  • Provide a strong employability foundation for all students, helping to improve social mobility.
  • Frees up academics to focus on strategic and academic changes.
  • Data analysis on students’ performance, providing insight into general trends and evidence on where future resource could be allocated.
  • Opportunity to create market differentiation in a competitive undergraduate recruitment market.

Opportunities for employers

Employability skills are increasingly becoming important to employers. In addition to a strong academic background, employers require their recruits to have a wide-range of work-ready skills and need them to demonstrate evidence of their analytical abilities, commercial awareness and communication skills.

Legal graduate recruiters are also striving to improve diversity within the profession, and predominately those related to social mobility. SEAL provides an opportunity for legal recruiters to show their commitment not only to employability matters and career development, but also a programme built with social mobility in mind.

SEAL currently has opportunities for legal graduate recruiters to be involved with the following aspects of the programme:

  • Branding opportunities guaranteed to reach a full academic cohort at a university. From supplying branded stationery for the assessment centre, or recording branded video interviews, there is a variety of opportunities for you to present your employer brand.
  • Recruitment: through the data collected, supporting organisations can identify high performing talent from the programme that is aligned to their recruitment requirements. This allows organisations to have opportunities to shortlist students for work experience opportunities or open days.
  • Opportunities for guest speakers to deliver practical, interactive and relevant skills sessions as part of the post-assessment centre development activity.