Graduates with a law degree often follow the route of becoming a solicitor or barrister and so go on to complete the Bar Vocational Course or Legal Practice Course.
However, the legal profession is only one avenue for such graduates, with a huge range of industries requiring the expertise and knowledge of a legal brain and the skills that come with their training. Firms within IT, personnel, government, banking, education and media often advertise via recruitment agencies for such staff.
The higher students train and become qualified, the higher the wage in return. Salaries for graduates within law are the second most generous in the country, with the average earnings standing at £38,000, just under the highest paid graduate wages in investment banking. The highest salaries are in London, however the UK's biggest cities are not far behind.
Gaining employment at leading law firms is easier if a candidate has already completed work experience with them, according to research taken for the 2013 job market by High Fliers Research Limited. It showed over 50% of graduate vacancies would be filled this way.
A career in this sector, and especially getting to the bar, is renowned for being extremely competitive, especially within the current climate.