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Mayer Brown lawyer jobs filled under CV blind policy

5th March 2014

Should plans to implement a new ‘CV blind’ policy at Mayer Brown go ahead, it could see the firm revolutionise its recruitment procedure in order to produce a more socially diverse workforce. 

In a move to counteract any potential bias towards candidates with an Oxbridge or privately educated background, global law firm Mayer Brown could soon be following in the footsteps of Clifford Chance with a CV blind approach to the filling of its London solicitor jobs vacancies in the future. The firm’s London office currently has 38 trainees working for them from 18 different UK universities.

During the firm’s next graduate intake, recruitment staff are unlikely to receive any information about where the candidate was educated, with only London graduate recruitment manager Caroline Sarson to be in the know in a move to dispel any bias. While the policy details are still being worked through, according to this article, it is hoped the new style of recruitment could be implemented as early as spring this year.