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Is it Goodbye to the 2:1 Threshold?


“In an ideal world you’d give everyone a fair crack of the whip because everyone has hidden talents − but in an ideal world I would have a team of 10 people trying to find them.” So says Alan Geaney, Director of HR and Development at Kent-based law firm Cripps Harries Hall, which demands a minimum 2:1 degree classification from prospective candidates, and receives about 160 applications each year for no more than 10 trainee solicitor vacancies. It is not alone, with 75.1% of AGR employer members alone enforcing this criterion (AGR Summer Survey 2013). But has its time finally come? Nicola Smith takes a look…


14 Graduate Recruiter | www.agr.org.uk


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