Bond Dickinson's recruitment team is celebrating following a succession of great results.

This year Bond Dickinson has been ranked 126 in the top 300 graduate employers in the UK in this year's Guardian UK 300. That's up from 229 in last year's ranking, a significant jump up the rankings for any employer.

Bond Dickinson has also been ranked in the UK's 100 most popular employers for school leavers survey produced by Trendence. The firm is the highest ranking law firm coming in at 75. This is the UK's first employer ranking survey aimed at school and FE college students. The results revealed the most popular employers as voted for by 9,000 year 10-13 students.

Most recently the team was shortlisted for two awards by LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards. The shortlisted categories were Best Trainer and Best Work Placement Scheme in a large national firm.

Sam Lee, Head of Recruitment, at Bond Dickinson commented: "As a firm we are definitely punching above our weight. I am delighted with our recent achievements, to be ranked 126 in the top 300 graduate employers is a fantastic result. There were 67 law firms ranked and we rank 13 amongst them.

"Our impressive results are down to a fantastic team and our commitment to our school leaver initiatives such as the Legal Apprenticeship schemes which were first piloted in our Onshore team, mentoring programmes, work experience placements with local schools and the activities that we support through social mobility programmes such as PRIME and Pathways to Law. Our application process, for the third cohort of legal apprentices, has just closed and we're currently reviewing all the applications and looking forward to meeting some of the candidates very soon".

In the last 12 months Bond Dickinson has made 6 lateral hires and recruited 225 people and an additional 27 new trainees.