1) What made you choose an apprenticeship over university?
I chose an apprenticeship over university as I wanted to gain a vast range of knowledge and experience in a law firm as this would help me kick-start my career in the legal industry and help me to understand how a law firm works first hand. As well as this, I wanted to become financially stable whilst also earning a degree and an apprenticeship has allowed me to do this at a young age.
2) How did you find out about the programme?I found out about the apprenticeship through the 'find my first job' website which notified me when the vacancy was advertised. I also kept an eye out on the DWF website to see when applications opened and closed to ensure I submitted my application on time.
3) How have you benefited from an apprenticeship at DWF?
I have benefited from an apprenticeship at DWF as I have a large support network who assist me through any struggles at work and also the academic side of the apprenticeship. I feel as though I am a valued member of DWF and I am encouraged to perform to the best of my ability. An apprenticeship has also been a good opportunity for me to build my network and make good connections within the firm which will hopefully present new opportunities as my career progresses.
4) What are your ambitions / career goals in the future?
My main career goal is to qualify as a solicitor and in the future I hope to progress on to the solicitor apprenticeship at DWF to broaden my legal knowledge and skills, with hopes of completing a secondment to further broaden that skillset.