A law graduate has been handing out his CV on the street in an attempt to find a job.
Aimran Alif has law degree from Exeter, the LPC and a Masters in Islamic Finance from BPP but has not managed to pick up a training contract.
So he resorted to writing up a sign listing his qualifications, going to Holborn, the heart of legal London, and offering interested passers-by a copy of his CV.
The most useful contact he made was not a lawyer but brand consultant Sue Turner, who was impressed with his creativity and decided to promote him on social media: “I just met this enterprising chap on Holborn Viaduct. His name is Aimran Alif bin Mohammad Abdul Halim. He’s just finished his Masters and is looking for a first job. Fair play to him, because it’s brass monkeys in London today. A very affable bloke who restores WW2 fountain pens as a hobby.
“He’s worth interviewing for that alone, leaving aside the shopping list of qualifications and experience he has… I know because I have his CV and contact details. Can anyone help?”
The discrepancy between the number of graduates coming out of law school and the number of entry-level legal positions actually on offer is a long-standing one. The Law Society’s most recent Annual Statistical Report revealed that 5,001 training contract were registered in 2013-14, down from a high of 6,303 in 2007-08.