March 2009, Projects Abroad is offering a solution to the shortage of city jobs.
Projects Abroad, the leading global organizer of volunteer placements, is offering a solution to the shortage of city law jobs, as highlighted yesterday in The Evening Standard
A number of city law firms are paying graduates thousands of pounds not to start work for a year after being hit hard by the recession. Many are being told to use the money and time off to do something “meaningful and constructive”.
Projects Abroad runs volunteer schemes in 24 countries around the globe, and offer law and human rights voluntary work placements in areas as diverse as China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mongolia, Morocco, Senegal, Togo and South Africa (http://www.projects-abroad.org.za/projects/law-and-human-rights/). Volunteers are offered opportunities such as changing legislation and providing legal services to businesses, community organisations and individuals in developing countries.
Placements are suitable for law graduates, law professionals wishing to take a career break, law students and people who have completed a law conversion course.
Projects Abroad recorded a 50 per cent increase in applications in January 2009 from Britons who had recently been made redundant, compared to a year earlier. It has been reported there will be 3 million people redundant in the UK by the end of 2009.
Dr Peter Slowe, founder and director of Projects Abroad is available for interviews and comment.
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